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Launched in December 2015, the Wende Museum's Online Collections includes materials from our exhibitions as well as digitized footage from our East German films. The catalog is regularly updated to allow increasing access to our collections of artworks, artifacts, documents, films, and historical witness interviews. 

The Wende Museum provides access to digital materials for purposes of education and research only. Access does not confer rights to re-use. It is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain any legal permission necessary for re-use. The Wende Museum does not hold the copyright to many of the works in its collection, but in cases where we have information about existing rights holders, we are happy to share it.

The Wende Museum provides access to its catalog records (metadata) without restrictions. This means that you are free to share and re-use the text contained in the catalog record; we simply ask that you attribute them to the Wende Museum whenever feasible. If you reference our collection in a publication, please contact us so that we can track how our materials are being used and draw attention to your work. If you have additional information about an item in our catalog, we are eager to hear from you at

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [MA-05-12-0442-12].

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