Museum of Unheard (of) Things by ROLAND ALBRECHT | TRANSLATED by ALEXANDER BOOTH & You Nakai | NOVEMBER 2015 | 272 PP

The first catalogue raisonne

of the world-famous literary

cabinet of wonders in Berlin

Museum der unerhörten Dinge is a "Literary Cabinet of Curiosities" curated by Roland Albrecht, located between house numbers 5 and 6 on Crellestraße in Schöneberg, Berlin. The museum displays unique things and their unheard (of) stories, all categorized according to weight, and holds the record of being the most visited museum in Berlin (if one offsets the number of visitors to the square meters of the exhibition space).

Museum of Unheard (of) Things is the catalogue raisonné of the museum, assembling its entire current inventory, translated into English for the first time. It intends to grow as the museum collection expands. At the present moment (Fall 2015) it contains 78 items.


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272 pages

8.5" x 8.5"

Softcover, $22

ISBN: 978-0996944212

November 2015


Sample Items.



How the Husum Protest Pig in Austria

Became a Political Symbol

and Nearly Replaced

the Double-Headed Eagle



Marcel Rödiger,

the Inventor of New Time, or

How the Authorities

Did Not Like It At All

 When the Day Became Twenty Hours

and the Hour Fifty Minutes


How a Photographic Image Venerated

to This Day Was Created

Thirty Years before the Invention of

Photography, or

How Two Lovers Were Unable to

Find Each Other


Roland Albrecht was born in 1950 in the town of Memmingen in the Allgäu (Southern Germany). He lives in Berlin and has worked in various medical professions. He is a photographer, artist, and writer who has published and exhibited widely with pieces that mainly focus on text and object. His work includes collages, short radio plays, short films, soundscapes and audiovisual portraits. He has been curating The Museum of Unheard (of) Things since its inception in 1997.

Alexander Booth is a writer and translator. His work has appeared in numerous international print and online journals. He lives in Germany.


You Nakai either makes music, dance, haunted houses and other works as part of No Collective (, or publishes books and other paraphernalia as part of Already Not Yet, or does research on music and other curiosities and writes papers about his findings.