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Introducing the Allied Museum

We are a team of professionals from the fields of history, museum studies, museum education, administration, architectural engineering, exhibition design and facility management with many years of experience in museums. We educate, collect, organize events, research, exhibit, manage and collaborate to develop future prospects for the Allied Museum. In our work we honor the contributions of the Allies to Berlin and Germany as a whole and spread the message of freedom, democracy and international cooperation as guarantors of lasting peace.

The Director and the Museum Team

Team

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Dr. Jürgen Lillteicher

Director

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-0
E lillteicher@alliiertenmuseum.de

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Julia Schult

Secretary

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-0
E schult@alliiertenmuseum.de

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Bernd von Kostka

Research Associate,
Thematic focus: Great Britain

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-82
E kostka@alliiertenmuseum.de

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Uta Birkemeyer

Research Associate,
Thematic focus: France

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-81
E birkemeyer@alliiertenmuseum.de

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Florian Weiß

Research Associate,
Thematic focus: USA

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-83
E weiss@alliiertenmuseum.de

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Florian Pauls

Collections Manager

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-50
E pauls@alliiertenmuseum.de

Veit Lehmann

Education and Mediation

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-96
E
lehmann@alliiertenmuseum.de

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Thomas Junge

Maintenance Supervisior

T +49 (0) 172 / 391 0170
E junge@alliiertenmuseum.de

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Leila Esh

Student Assistant

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-0
E
esh@alliiertenmuseum.de

Berit Shepard

Project Coordination Tempelhof
 

T +49 (0) 30 / 818 199-84
E shepard@alliiertenmuseum.de


Allied Museum as­so­cia­tion

The Allied Museum is a registered nonprofit association with seven members.

Allied Museum ad­vi­sory board

An international scholarly advisory board advises the Museum in its work.

The history of the Allied Museum

1991

The German Historical Museum conceives the idea of an exhibition about the history of the Western powers in Berlin.

1993

The United States of America, Great Britain, and France support the project. The German federal government charges an international committee of experts with the task of developing a concept for an Allied Museum.

1994

The Museum team begins its work in the Outpost Theater and the Nicholson Memorial Library.

1994

In September, the Western powers leave Berlin. The exhibition “They’ll Always Have a Suitcase in Berlin. The Western Allies and Berlin 1944–1994” opens at the Outpost Theater by the chancellor Hemlut Kohl. It is a resounding success, attracting more than 70,000 visitors in three months. Items from the collection of the future Museum are put on display for the first time.

1995

The international committee of experts presents the “Charter for an Allied Museum.”

1996

The non-profit association AlliiertenMuseum e.V. is founded.

1998

Officially opens the Allied Museum on the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Apart from high-ranking representatives of the Western powers, a large number of veterans formerly stationed in Berlin also attend the ceremony. Dr. Helmut Trotnow is the founding director.

2001

A space for temporary exhibitions is created in the Nicholson Memorial Library. At the same time, the second part of the permanent exhibition is redesigned.

2006

The Allied Museum has attracted half a million visitors since it opened in June 1998.

2009

Founding director Dr. Helmut Trotnow retires.

2010

Dr. Gundula Bavendamm becomes the Allied Museum’s new director, and writes the concept paper “From Airlift Museum to Museum of Freedom. A Future for the Allied Museum.”

2011

A volunteer is added to the team for the first time.

2013

The Allied Museum welcomes its one millionth visitor since opening in 1998.

2015

The federal government allocates funding for the Museum to move to the former airport Berlin Tempelhof.

2016

Change in leadership at the Allied Museum. Minister of Culture Prof. Monika Grütters comes to the Museum to personally bid farewell to Director Dr. Gundula Bavendamm. In April, Bernd von Kostka takes over the acting director of the Museum.

2018

Since March 1, 2018, Dr. Jürgen Lillteicher, a historian and former director of the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Lübeck, has served as director of the Allied Museum.

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