Wende Museum

Contact Information

Address
10808 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA 90230
Hours
Fridays 10 AM - 9 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 5 PM; Sundays 10 AM - 5 PM
Contact
Christine Rank
Head of Collections
310-216-1600
collection@wendemuseum.org
Website

34.0113113, -118.4041243

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
No
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
Mimsy XG object database; accession number records
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

Discuss research with Chief Curator and/or Archivist; fill out registration form

Management

Archive / Collection information

The Wende Museum collects artworks, artifacts, and personal histories that record daily life, creative expression, and political developments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. The collection comprises a variety of media including design objects, works on paper, ceramics, paintings, sculptures, posters, furniture, textiles, photographs, films, videos, sound recordings, books, periodicals, and archives. Special projects and collections relate these artifacts to Los Angeles history and its residents, including Cold War Culver City, documenting local historical sites from the Cold War, and From Red State to Golden State: Soviet Jewish Immigration to the City of Angels, an intergenerational oral history project and documentary film. We are also the repository for the oral histories collected by the Albanian Human Rights Project, a Los-Angeles-based organization dedicated to collecting, filming, and preserving the testimonies of Albanians who were politically imprisoned or interned from 1944-1991 during Albania’s communist regime.