Opening of a permanent exhibition devoted to game culture and history
Location: Changchun (Jilin Province), China
Main organizer(s): Computerspielemuseum (Berlin) / Jilin Animation Institute, Department International Animation, Comics & Games Museum (Changchun)
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From the fact that online games are the most popular genre in China and very appropriate as meeting platform for global communities, the collaboration between the Computerspielemuseum and Jilin Animation Institute gets its significance. It will become the first computer games exhibition in China that will compare games culture in Europe, particularly Germany, and China and develop communication in the respective interactive communities. Its purpose is to study the European market and games philosophy is a key factor for future cross-cultural cooperation in the field.
The museum, which was opened in Berlin in 1997, was the world's first permanent exhibition devoted to digital interactive entertainment culture. Since then, we have documented the development of the medium in over 30 national and international events. The new permanent exhibition "Computerspiele. Evolution eines Mediums" ("Computer Games: Evolution of a Medium") opened on the 21st of January, 2011 and hosts more than 300 exhibits in an interactive and experiment-friendly environment that conveys the cultural history of computer and video games. The museum is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the EU research project KEEP (2009 to 2012). In KEEP the museum is conducting research together with Europe's top national libraries, into strategies for the archiving of digital culture artifacts. The museum also boasts Europe's largest collection of entertainment software and hardware.
Jilin Animation Institute, one of the National Animation Bases of China, founded in 2000, opened the first segment of its International Animation, Comics & Games Museum in September 2011.