Exciting times are coming for the Kollwitz Museum – that’s for sure!
However, before hopefully numerous visitors can walk through our halls, the rooms must first be ready for occupancy. Then, finally, the administration and the art can move in and the museum team can devote itself to the museum work again. Things are progressing on our construction site: the painting work is in full swing, the floors and necessary installations are being made.
But despite all the anticipation of the move to Kollwitz’s new home: the extensive renovation work in and on the Theatre building as well as in the entire palace complex continues to put us to a hard test of patience.
The extensive renovation work by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg – SPSG) has been ongoing for several years and is being carried out from east to west – from the New Wing to the Theatre Building. The Theatre building is currently covered in scaffolding and will remain so for a while. That doesn’t scare us! But the SPSG’s construction work in the building unfortunately often collides with our schedule. For us, therefore, it’s still a matter of showing staying power and exercising patience.
Progress can be seen in the first floor foyer compared to early July. The unplastered wall surface has disappeared behind a freshly raised drywall. Soon the reception counter will be delivered and erected.
View of the exhibition room on the first floor, where the new permanent exhibition will be presented. A beautiful, large room – yes! However, the exhibition space still needs appropriate partition walls for the numerous works of art. The color concept, however, is not yet revealed.
View into the education area, the library, the administration office and the kitchenette (below right) – next week the first furniture will be delivered.
The Theater building was completely scaffolded for the necessary envelope renovation. A weather protection roof will soon be erected for the roof work.