Tresor founder to open Berlin techno museum

Tresor’s Dimitri Hegemann wants to open a techno museum in Berlin next year

Dimitri Hegemann has been a figurehead in Berlin’s techno scene for years. Hegemann was one of the founder’s of the city’s iconic techno club Tresor and was responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in the genre to the newly unified city after the fall of the Berlin wall.

He has now announced his intention to open a brand new museum dedicated to the genre in Berlin in time for Autumn 2016, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the club.

“I will call it the Living Archive of Elektronika,” Hegemann told Insomniac, “’cause techno here in Berlin is still a living, inspiring and vivid movement.”

In 2014 Hegeman also announced plans to open a club in Detroit in an abandoned factory which would draw connections between the US city and Berlin’s industrial roots.

The Living Archive of Elektronika is not the only techno-dedicated museum which is scheduled to open in Berlin in the near future. In April, Andreas Tomalla announced plans to open the Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MoMEM), in the city, in 2017.