Scheduled to be completed sometime in 2017, the Museum of Modern Electronic Music is being developed and pushed by a guy who knows a thing or two about techno, Germany, and the history of electronic music. Lead by producer, label-boss, club-owner, and European dance music mainstay Andreas Tomalla, MOMEM as it’s also known, is in good hands. Tomalla is often credited as one of the founders of the word ‘techno’, and we can’t imagine a better person to bring us Europe’s first techno museum.
The museum will attempt to thematically tell the story of electronic music’s history and cultural relevance in Frankfurt, Germany, and beyond. Frankfurt, like Detroit, has a rich history within the global dance music community, and we can’t wait to see what Tomalla comes up with. MOMEM will also offer DJ workshops, live events, and interactive exhibitions.
Although it is the first techno museum in Europe, it is the second in the world, following Detroit’s EXHIBIT 3000, which debuted in 2003. The City of Frankfurt donated the space for the self-funded MOMEM, which will be a single-room exhibit focusing more on the sensory experience of electronic music, similar to the tact taken by Seattle’s Experience Music Project. You can check out their initial plans for the room below.
It’s about time Europe had a museum dedicated to dance music, and we hope there’s more to come. Let us know what you think of MOMEM’s plans, if you’d like to see something similar at the EMP, or if you’ll be visiting the museum in Frankfurt once it opens in 2017! Comment below, on Facebook, or reply on Twitter!