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The Museum’s Milestones

December 10, 2008
In his government policy statement, Minister-President Seehofer talks about the intention of opening a Museum of Bavarian History in the medium-term.

June 23, 2009
The Council of Ministers tasks the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts to develop a concept for such a museum.

July 15, 2009
The Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte is tasked with drafting the concept in conjunction with a scholarly advisory board.

August 14, 2009
The Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte assembles the advisory board in consultation with the Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts and the State Chancellery.

November 10, 2009
Organizational meeting of the advisory board.

June 17, 2010
The advisory board endorses the draft concept.

May 17, 2011
The Council of Ministers endorses the museum concept developed by the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte in conjunction with the advisory board and tasks the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte with submitting proposed sites.

May 23, 2011
A letter is sent to the competing municipalities and the site competition is opened. The Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, the Supreme Building Authority and Free State of Bavaria Real Estate subsequently review the twenty-five bids and site proposals received.

November 10, 2011
The advisory board unanimously votes to build the Museum of Bavarian History in Regensburg.

December 7, 2011
The Council of Ministers endorses the plan to designate the city of Regensburg the location of the Museum of Bavarian History under certain conditions and tasks the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte with opening negotiations.

March 27, 2012
The Council of Ministers endorses the draft agreement with the city of Regensburg to build the Museum of Bavarian History on Regensburg’s Donaumarkt.

April 23, 2012
State Minister Heubisch and Mayor Schaidinger sign the agreement between the Free State of Bavaria and the city of Regensburg to build the Museum of Bavarian History at a ceremony with Minister-President Seehofer.

October 19, 2012
The architectural design competition is announced.

February 21, 2013
DThe jury of the architectural design competition convenes.

April 27, 2013
The architectural design competition is closed. First place goes to the architecture firm of wörner traxler richter in Frankfurt. After a request for bids, the firms HG Merz and jangled nerves in Stuttgart are contracted to design the interior of the Museum of Bavarian History.

July 9, 2014
The Bavarian State Parliament adopts and passes the budget for construction of the museum on Regensburg’s Donaumarkt.

August 25, 2014
UNESCO approves the architectural design. The new Museum of Bavarian History’s building is consistent with the requirements of the World Heritage site in Regensburg.

January 31, 2015
Once the archaeological excavations have concluded, the construction site is handed over to state construction agencies.

March 17, 2015
The concept is presented to and approved by the entire scholarly advisory board of the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte.

May 22, 2015
The cornerstone is laid. Construction commences. At the same time, work on the concept for the content continues with the involvement of different academic institutions and the exhibition designers.

June 10, 2016
The topping out of the Museum of Bavarian History is celebrated. Development of the collection continues. The exhibition script is completed in 2016.

July 17, 2017
The new visual identity of the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte and the museum is presented.

April 9, 2018
The storage facility is finished – the city of Regensburg turns the historic Österreicher Stadel, which was converted into the museum’s new storage facility, over to the Free State of Bavaria.

June 9-10, 2018
Preview weekend: Following an official ceremony with Minister-President Markus Söder, the museum in Regensburg opens its doors for the first time. Thirty-one thousand visitors tour the new building. Along with the 360 ° panorama film with Christoph Süss, guided tours, films, interactive activities and BR’s open-air stage are featured.

June 21, 2018
A major achievement for the HdBG’s new visual identity: It receives the German Brand Award in Gold and the Corporate Design Award.