Milestones of mobility: Get a close-up view of the classics from the last 100 years at the “100 Masterpieces” exhibition in the BMW Museum marking the BMW Group centenary year. One hundred years of BMW Group history are on display from the very beginnings in 1916 until the present day. For this purpose, 100 masterpieces have been selected that best testify to the innovation and enterprise shown by the company in various epochs. These masterpieces are displayed on a total of five platforms in the Museum Bowl and also in some areas of the permanent exhibition.
The large-scale exhibition starts with the first masterpiece - the foundation of the Bayerische Motoren Werke in 1916. After this, the visitor is given an overview of a 100-year period of contemporary history and mobility, illustrated by posters from the various historical eras. The next section is dedicated to the staff of the company. Over the course of all those years, it is they who have been and still remain the guarantee of success. The history of the workforce from 1916 to the present day is supplemented with aspects such as health, architecture, internationalism, production, corporate culture and sustainability.
Most of the “100 Masterpieces” are presented in chronological order on five platforms in the Museum Bowl: motorcycles and automobiles that have made BMW history can be admired here as well as aircraft engines. Legendary achievements and milestones in motor racing are of course also recalled. Another focus area is entrepreneurial decisions that led to the construction of production facilities or improvements in staff working conditions. Interesting stories, precious small-scale exhibits, films and photographs that have barely been viewed before and fascinating drawings round off this comprehensive overview, making “100 Masterpieces” a very special exhibition experience.
The temporary exhibition “100 Masterpieces” “BMW Group – 100 Years of Innovation and Enterprise” invites visitors to embark on a journey through 100 years of the BMW Group. It traces the development of a company that is highly successful today, outlining all its ups and downs, innovations, and courageous decisions, not to mention its sheer diversity. The exhibition is open from 10.03.2016 to 14.01.2018.