Yesterday's Future J. Scriba


There’s a slow but steady shift in the sediments of time. The total area of storage rooms has grown to more than 300 000 square feet. In addition to the vaults beneath the museum itself, seven external depots spread across the city keep filling up.
A permanent state of interim arrangements, as the ingenious founder of the museum, Oskar von Miller, simply chose to ignore the intricacies of archiving. On the scale of centuries – which is the typical temporal unit that people here are accustomed to, every other day floods of the Isar river threaten the museum’s basements or the sudden sale of a rented warehouse may loom.
Once the vision of a central archive at the city’s periphery becomes reality, the public may get a chance to gaze at some of the treasures.