The “Way of Life” area of the collection is composed of items that individuals or groups used to define their public or private way of life. These items reflect political and social developments, contemporary lifestyles and cultural ways of life.
Household objects include items that are used in homes, but are not part of the fit-out. They include not only objects used personally, such as hairbrushes or pipes, but also items that serve general life, such as tableware and cutlery. The “Household Objects” collection features items that are produced in series or as one-offs, industrially or manually; a variety of materials are involved.
This area of the collection includes sports equipment that reflects political and social trends or the history of everyday life. It also features sports equipment owned by famous athletes or celebrities and items relating to important events in sporting history.
This section of the collection includes classic toys such as dolls, stuffed animals and toy cars, not to mention model kits, figures, shops and dollhouses. The objects reflect political and social trends or the history of everyday life. Among them are, for example, makeshift toys made from bits and pieces from the immediate post-War period and tin toys from the days of the “Economic Miracle”.
The collection includes games that reflect political and social trends or the history of everyday life. Among them are board and card games, games of dice and tactical games, not to mention puzzles and computer games. A key strand of the collection is board games with social and political references. The collection also features the “Game of The Year” winners.
The collection primarily encompasses musical instruments that reflect political and social trends or the history of everyday life. Among them are instruments used by political organizations and the personal instruments of various celebrities. The collection also features accessories, such as guitar cases and music stands.