19th century

The all-encompassing collection was created after the Second World War. It addresses the radical change from an estates-based society to one of the middle class, highlighting the diversity of independent, middle-class perspectives. It outlines a framework of European development, and examines trends characteristic of a Germany that consisted of many individual states up until 1871. The subjects of Romantic Nationalism, the failed March Revolution and the founding of the German Reich represent stages in German's national history, to which the museum is strongly linked. The exhibition also focuses on objects from the rapidly-evolving art industry, which recall the dynamic of technical progress and the economic upswing of the middle class.

Exhibition rooms and further objects

19th century
19th century
Maria Theresia
Elaborate carafe portraying the Master Singers of Nuremberg, model no. 2300
GNM Highlight
aus der Dauerausstellung