But is the past being examined — or exalted? A museum gift shop has never been such an ideological battleground. Racks of silk scarves and Christmas baubles hang above rows of candles in regal colours, emblazoned with an image of the stately Prussian pile. At the other end of the shop is a rival range of merchandise, themed around the former East German parliament and leisure centre, the Palast der Republikwhich was triumphantly built on top of the ruins of the palace in the s.
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Here you can find unusual objects spread out before you. Among the more than 3, strange-looking industrial objects are dentist chairs, prosthesis, lamps and shop window mannequins. The arrangements of the artefacts provide for creative interpretations. For decades, Vlad Korneev of Moscow collects old medical devices, unusual industrial objects and everyday things.
He finds most of these at local flea markets or in the city's cellars, and saves them for posterity.
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Today, they are exhibited in his DePantotikum. The museum is located in a DDR-Plattenbau building. But the exhibition is not as arbitrary as it seems at first glance. The creative concept is well thought out.
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Having said this, there is no such thing as a description for these objects: Korneev wants visitors to go on a voyage of discovery, and the objects should speak for themselves. The exhibition looks like a huge installation of everyday objects and technical innovations of the past.
For example, you'll find strange vehicles, protective suits and even a cat submarine. As you enter you ask: what is the function of these objects, and what era are they from? Both logic and imagination are required here.
Some answers are a little scary: for example, the iron lung — "a ventilation machine that works more like a metal coffin. The rooms themselves are also a curiosity: on the walls you can still see the characters of a former Chinese and GDR restaurant. Here you can learn more about magic and spirituality over several epochs.
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One highlight is encountering the world's. Highlights in the DePanopticon — Museum for bizarre objects Bizarre medical devices and bionic prosthesis. Industrial objects and consumer goods from the last years. Creative installations and displays of strange objects. The premises of a former GDR and Chinese restaurant on-site. Opening hours additional information.