The developers of the world’s first museum dedicated to electronic music expect the building to be opened in the second half of 2021. The Museum of Electronic Music (MOMEM), which will be located in Frankfurt, Germany, had originally been intended to have been opened in 2019.
The opening of the MOMEM has already experienced three delays. Its original opening date in 2019 was delayed over a dispute related to financing. The opening date was pushed to mid-2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic caused another delay. It was again pushed back to late 2020 before an additional delay to late 2021. On both occasions, the delays again took place due to the pandemic.
The MOMEM’s exact opening date is yet to be determined. This is due to the extension of the ongoing lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Germany. However, several public buildings will be permitted to open later this month.
Information About the MOMEM
The MOMEM intends to inform visitors about how electronic music and club culture have shaped the world and society of today. It will provide visitors with both visual and auditory exhibits. The museum will include many well-known examples of electronic music through the years. This will be done by way of photographs, sound installations, and other visual works.
In addition to its permanent exhibits, the MOMEM will also feature temporary exhibits. These temporary exhibits will showcase specific clubs, themes, labels, and genres. They will highlight their roles within the world of electronic music as a whole.
The developers of the MOMEM also expect the museum to double as a cultural centre of sorts. There will be album launches, discussion panels, club nights, and film screenings held there after its opening.
According to the museum’s curators, the interior area of the MOMEM is now ready. It will include black walls and light installations set up to mimic the interior of a nightclub. However, in addition to uncertainty over the opening date, the exhibits have yet to be put in place.
Frankfurt and Electronic Music
Frankfurt has a rich and storied history of electronic music. Speaking on this matter, Wolfgang Weyand, the president of the Clusters of the Creative Sector in Hesse (CLUK), said, “Frankfurt basically set the stage for the beginning of techno and club music back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. We had big clubs (and) huge labels. That’s the legacy of Frankfurt – one we still benefit from today.”
The electronic music scene of Frankfurt has grown in tandem with its video game industry and film industry. Both of these industries employ many skilled electronic music producers. The city’s high level of general income as well as its accessible location within Germany have also served to make it a regional and global hub for electronic music.
8th March 2021 15:42
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