Through their collaboration, the Bröhan Museum and Deutsche Wohnen AG would like to enable a broad public to participate in cultural education. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the offer includes the numerous special exhibitions at the museum, for example the current one entitled: “Germany versus France. The battle for style 1900-1930” or the one starting on 14 July entitled “Colori di Murano. Modern Glass Art from Italy” or the one starting on 30 September entitled “Do it yourself design”.
As Michael Zahn, CEO of Deutsche Wohnen AG explains, “Deutsche Wohnen is characterised by its roots in GEHAG, by its housing estates of the 1920s and 1930s and by world-famous architects like Bruno Taut, whose understanding of the functional and the aesthetic in architecture and housing has remained relevant right up to this day. In the outstanding exhibitions of the Bröhan Museum, the thinking and the work of this extremely creative period is brought to life with great clarity. With our involvement, we would like as many visitors as possible to be able to share this experience. At the same time, we, as a Berlin company, are delighted that we can support an important cultural institution in the city in this way.
Deutsche Wohnen is one of the leading, publicly listed residential property companies in Germany and Europe with a business focus on managing and developing its residential property portfolio. As at 31 March 2016, the portfolio comprises 160,100 units in total, of which 157,900 are residential and 2,200 commercial. Deutsche Wohnen owns flats in four Berlin Modernist housing estates, which were given UNESCO world cultural heritage status in July 2008: White City, the Horseshoe Estate in Britz, the Carl Legien Estate in Prenzlauer Berg and the Ring Estate (Siemensstadt).
About Bröhan Museum
The Bröhan Museum is a special period museum with an international orientation concentrating on art nouveau, art deco and functionalism. The museum is named after the Berlin art collector and entrepreneur Karl H. Bröhan, who donated his private collection to the city of Berlin to mark his 60th birthday. The collection of the museum comprises fine and applied arts from the end of the 19th century through to the start of the Second World War. The collection is rounded off with a wide-range of paintings by artists from the Berlin Secession movement. In special exhibitions the topics of art nouveau, art deco and the Berlin Secession are dealt with as well as questions concerning art and design through to the present time.