Arcadia’s fourth grant continues to support The Wende Museum’s bid to create the world’s best collection of Cold War artefacts.
The Wende Museum is receiving $1 million per year, paid over five years, which will go towards its core running costs and the acquisition of new artefacts.
The museum was founded in 2002 to acquire and preserve artefacts from Cold-War eastern Europe, making them accessible to the general public. It currently has around 100,000 objects and archive material from all former Warsaw Pact states.
Artefacts include a 2.6 ton section of the Berlin Wall, through to household consumer products, photo albums, political iconography and diaries.