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The love to typography and passion to collecting unusual signs served as a basis to create unusual museum — Museum of Letters. In this museum they collect, store and restore old letters and neon signs, study their history and making technology. At the moment, they have more than 500 exhibits there. Let's take a look what they have there!|
Museum of Letters (in German Buchstabenmuseum) was founded in 2005 by designer Barbara Dekant and museum specialist Anja Schulze. By the year 2008, they were able to collect the first part of the collection and present it to the public. In 2010, the museum moved in a relatively spacious room in the city center (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13, Berlin).
In parallel with the foundation of a museum, was registered a non-profit organization, with more than 50 members. All members of the club one way or another contribute to the development of the museum. Financing of the museum is held by private contributions. The reasons, why those letters and signs end up in this museum is quiet obvious: fonts are old style, letters get old, organizations go bankrupt, get new names, change owners. It's very good, that there is people who like that kind of stuff and their history!
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