I have professed my love for my favorite Berlin museum here on the blog once or twice before, so I am sure you can imagine how excited I was when I was invited to C/O Berlin’s first blogger event which included a private tour and chance to go inside the building’s dome.  The museum is housed in the former Postfuhramt (Royal Post Office) which was built in 1881, and the space itself is one of the reasons the museum is so special- the peeling paint, ornate tiled floors, even a basketball court where exhibits are held.  We were given a private tour of the current exposition, Zeitlos Schön (Timeless Beauty) – 100 years of Fashion photography, which features some fantastic, never before seen images from the Vogue archives.  Afterwards we made our way up to the attic of the building, to the dusty space between the dome and the cupola and were told to stay together, as the floor was old and potentially not safe.  (We all came out in one piece)  The dome had been badly damaged in the second world war and was carefully restored.  The show is incredible, I have now visited three times and they just extended it for another week (until November 4th).  If you have not yet had a chance to visit, make sure to go now (I promise you will thank me).

 

C/O Berlin – International Forum for Visual Dialogues

Oranienburger Str 35/36 . 10117 Berlin

a few other great posts from the night at C/O on Finding Berlin, Überlin, Jenni Fuchs’s Museum Diary & The Field Office

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