An Amazing Form of Public Opposition

A glance at the collections of the Deutsches Historisches Museum reveals the immense variety of objects that are related to different epochs and topics of German history. They tell stories of our past or current lives, of famous or often unknown persons and events. In our new blog series #Umweltsammeln (#Environmentcollecting) we present various objects that have to do with the topic of “environment”. Unexpected questions raised by the heads of the different collection sections open new perspectives on historical objects and often reveal startling parallels to questions that deal with our current world.
Environment can be understood not only in its ecological sense, but also within its political and social dimension. Matthias Struch, head of the DHM poster collection, examines this extension of meaning in the context of dealing with ostensibly ecological topics using the example of a particular kind of commercial art in the GDR.