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Modernisation Development boost for the Altonaer Museum

The renovation and modernisation of the Altona Museum has been secured thanks to a decision by the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag in November 2018. 19.5 million was made available by the Federal Government for the necessary measures, which are to be supplemented by the same contribution from funds of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The total of 39.5 million euros is intended to enable a general redesign of the exhibition facilities and universal accessibility. Individual chapters of the permanent exhibition, some of which date back to the first decades after the opening of the museum, are to be completely revised and devoted to current and future questions of social coexistence given the background of the history of Altona and northern Germany.

The Altona Museum was founded in 1863 as the “Public Museum”, when Altona, together with the duchies of Holstein, Schleswig and Lauenburg, still belonged to the Danish state. Photo Sinje Hasheider/SHMH