BMW Museum: Building a Masterpiece

Recently we had a chance to tour the BMW Museum under the guidance of a senior BMW HIstorical Archivist. It was the highlight of our trip and one that we can ‘t recommend enough for anyone visiting the Munich area.

As some of you know the museum was dramatically improved during 2008 culminating in a re-opening in the fall of that year. And while we wanted to give you a glimpse into our time at the museum and the current (and insanely incredible) BMW Art Car Exhibit, we also wanted to give you a look how it all came to be. Quite literally how it was built and how the exhibits were brought in. (galleries after the break)

For a BMW fan these are the most treasured objects to wear the Roundel. For me personally many represent the very toys I had as a child. So with that we present you two galleries. The first are sourced from deep within the BMW press archives and show the museum being readied for it ‘s re-opening in the fall of 2008. The second is a set of 100s of photos we took on our recently tour. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed taking them.

BMW Museum: The Final Touches (Fall 2008)

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BMW Museum (February 2011)

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  • Que

    This is a wicked place, especially if your a BMW nut! I visited in 2009, I guess just after the renovation. Must say, it was definitely one of the many highlights of my trip. The others were driving a BMW full out on the autobahn, and doing a lap in a BMW on the Ring! Wished it was a M3, but settled for a 116i 3 pedal.

  • bcworkz

    A lot of us aren’t going to be in Munich any time soon, but if you’re in NYC before mid-May, you can see at least one art car. The 525i by African artist Esther Mahlangu is sitting in the lobby of the Museum of Art and Design. You probably don’t even need to pay admission to see just the car. It is part of their current exhibition, ‘The Global Africa Project.’