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July 05th will write bikini history again! Opening of the first swimwear museum in the world!

On July 5, 1946, only a few days after the devastating US nuclear bomb tests in the Bikini Atoll, a "bomb" of a very different kind detonated in the middle of France. For this day the French swimwear designer Louis Réard ...

July 4, 2020
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JANARA Swimwear Award 2020: The winners have been determined

July 5 - International Bikini Day. The "JANARA Swimwear Award" annually honors the best swimwear labels for their outstanding collections. Women's favourite garments and a booming global market worth billions, bikinis and swimsuits ...

July 3, 2020
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Bunny Yeager - The Queen of Pinup: "Sexy in a nice way"

From 5 July, the BikiniARTmuseum in cooperation with the Schuster Collection will be showing an icon of pin-up art: Bunny Yeager - The Queen of Pinup. This first temporary exhibition by BAM, which has already been shown very successfully in California, runs until April 2021.

June 28, 2020
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BikiniARTmuseum with own PopUp photo concept: Bikini PopUp Museum!

The Bikini PopUp Museum within the BikiniARTmuseum invites you to shoot unusual photo sets - or as the boys say "to create content for social media. Discover unique surfboard sets, swings at Candyland, four changing rooms extravagantly designed by international artists, also with a photo point from above, as well as the classics ball bath and pink bathtub,

June 23, 2020
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Sunday 05. July: Opening BikiniARTmuseum! Free Entry for the people of Bad Rappenau the day before.

Finally, on the first Sunday in July it is time for "provocative & so feminist". The world's first museum for swimwear and bathing culture in Bad Rappenau lets the curtains go up with three centuries of swimwear and intensive...

June 22, 2020
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Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and three U.S. presidents - in swimwear?

Already in the forties Marilyn Monroe in a bikini made the front pages .

June 16, 2020
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Pin-up girls and "hot girls" in bikinis: heroines of emancipation or objectified victims of sexism?

A statement of the BikiniARTmuseum on the occasion of the International Museum Day on 17 May 2020 with the focus on "The Museum for All - Museums for Diversity and Inclusion".

May 17, 2020
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Between top-class exhibits, state-of-the-art technology and valuable art - A look behind the scenes of museums 2.0

The BikiniARTmuseum is filling up constantly. And it must be, because we are pleased to announce that the world's first swimwear museum will open its doors on July 5, 2020. Bit by bit, top-class exhibits, state-of-the-art technology and valuable works of art are moving into the museum. We venture a renewed look behind the scenes.

May 15, 2020
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The first exhibits move into the BikiniARTmuseum - A look behind the museum scenes

Corona also does not get before bikinis. The eagerly awaited opening of the BikiniARTmuseum has to be postponed. The completion work is running unchecked. A first look behind the scenes.

April 3, 2020
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Review of the beautiful vintage bikini fashion show in Paris with the unique collection of the BikiniARTmuseum

The Molitor Paris, today a luxury design hotel, at the best and finest location in Paris, a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower and the Louis Vuitton Musem, was the historical place that gave the birth of the bikini its unique setting and extraordinary flair.

March 31, 2020
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Current information - Opening postponed due to COVID-19 - Completion work in progress

Dear BAM friends, we hope you personally, your family and your loved ones are well. This is a special time - for all of us. Unfortunately we have to postpone the opening of the BikiniARTmuseum because of COVID-19. Please understand that we cannot communicate a new opening date at the moment...

March 27, 2020
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JANARA stands! The symbolic figure of the BikiniARTmuseum and largest bikini sculpture in the world is enthroned on the roof of the BikiniARTmuseum.

With a spectacular lifting action at the beginning of March, the 10-metre tall, imposing symbolic figure was placed on the roof of the BikiniARTmuseum. JANARA" is now enthroned at a height of a good 20 metres, visible from afar. In the Maria Laach monastery, master blacksmith Edgar Radar and his seven-member team took up the challenge of lifting the figure.

March 13, 2020
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Impressions from the wonderful art workshop "WOMEN POWER" with Sabine Amelung in the BikiniARTmuseum

The conference room in the Best Western Hotel right next to the BikiniARTmuseum was packed. Here people drew, painted, glued, discussed, laughed and above all, a lot of art was made under the guidance of Sabine Amelung.

March 1, 2020
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BikiniARTmuseum presents "The Bikini in Munich" - Uli Köhler's film about Munich's bathing pleasure for the world's first swimwear museum

ADJUSTED TO DIFFERENT TIME TO CORONAVIRUS: Invitation to a white sausage breakfast and exclusive short film screening.

February 29, 2020
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INVITATION to a spectacular lifting action to place the symbolic figure on the roof of the new museum.

We would like to invite you to be part of this unique event for the region: On Wednesday, March 04 in the course of the morning, the almost 10-metre high JANARA is to be hoisted onto the roof of the five-storey BikiniARTmuseum with a hydraulic terrain crane. At a height of a good 20 meters it towers after.

February 27, 2020
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INVITATION 04.March, 19:00: The revolution of the bikini - Why Sustainable is the new sexy! | Guest Lecture

Her women's fashion is made of recycled sea waste - CEO & CO founder of the successful fashion label LANASIA Lisa-Maria Beck comes to the BikiniARTmuseum and talks about Women Power, sustainability, recycling processes and the future potential of Green Future.

February 17, 2020
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Pikinni XXIV - The official game of the BikiniARTmuseum is LIVE!

Each playing card is a work of art in its own right! The Pikinni XXIV playing card motifs form a cross-section of many themes that can be seen in the BikiniARTmuseum.

February 14, 2020
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Marilyn Monroe comes to the Ländle in the museum

Handover of the Marilyn Monroe exhibit on 22 February 2020: a velvet and lace swimsuit by the world's leading swimwear expert Ghislaine Rayer from Paris to the BikiniARTmuseum.

February 11, 2020
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BikiniARTmuseum at the SWR meeting point - CMT 2020 Special

The SWR paid us a visit at the CMT, the biggest holiday fair. See for yourself!

January 13, 2020
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Popular pieces of the BikiniARTmuseum's collection on French TV!

France 3, the third largest television channel in France, last week broadcast on the PrimeTime TV show "Belle Epoque" 1890-1914 various themes reminiscent of that time, including seaside resorts.

December 11, 2019
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WIN PLAY: Take part in the Christmas special and win 3 x 1 prize packages!

Join in and win 3 x 1 prize packages! One overnight stay each in the DeLuxe-Penthouse "BikiniCUBE" of the BEST WESTERN Hotel Bad Rappenau for 2 persons incl. breakfast and 2 tickets for the newly opening BikiniARTmuseum.

December 5, 2019
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Ceremonial admission of the well-known photographer, author, producer and actor Roger Fritz to the International Board of Swimwear History

As well as a lecture by Marie Helbing from the Landesmuseum Stuttgart: "Bikini in the Spotlight - How the two-part catwalk conquered".

November 28, 2019
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The A6 Boulevard is founded! 9 visitor magnets on 50 km establish new brand

The marketing community "A6-Boulevard" has formed with nine highly attractive visitor magnets: Hockenheimring, Tripsdrill Adventure Park, Experimenta Heilbronn, Therme & Badewelt Sinsheim, RappSoDie Bad Rappenau, Klima Arena, Bad Friedrichshall Salt Mine and BikiniARTmuseum Bad Rappenau.

November 19, 2019
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The largest bikini figure in the world is called "Janara" - BikiniARTmuseum sets monument to courageous women

In the vote of Radio Ton Janara won with an overwhelming majority in front of "Ante Vitoria". Thus the almost 10m high and widely visible symbolic figure of the world's first swimwear museum has a name. Janara comes from the language of the original inhabitants of Amazon and means "princess of sweet water". Surprisingly the international interest.

September 22nd, 2019
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Curiosities at the presentation of the director in the new BikiniARTmuseum

Curious and never thematized. At the presentation of the new director of the BikiniARTmuseum, which opens in January, the initiators revealed something in the lively discussion that could only have been experienced in the museum.

July 30, 2019
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The bikini. Small costume - big conflicts

The lecture by Dr. Viola Hofmann (Seminar für Kulturanthropologie des Textilien/ TU Dortmund) takes up the discourse around the bikini and shows what we can learn about cultural contexts by questioning seemingly banal everyday things and pleads for the relevance of fashion objects in museum space.

July 24, 2019
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The discovery of a unique forbidden beauty writes bikini history

It was the beginning of Nazi rule and the enactment of the Nuremberg Laws, which meant forced sale and emigration for many Jewish entrepreneurs.

July 21, 2019
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Provocative & so feminist - The bikini has a birthday

Provocative & so feminist - it's the birthday of the bikini. Probably the most scandalous garment in history finally gets a home.

July 2, 2019
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THE BikiniARTmuseum offers first insights!

On the area of the Best Western Hotel Bad Rappenau, directly in the exit area of the A6, junction Bad Rappenau, the foundation stone was laid for the hotel extension and the construction of the world's first Swimwear Museum called "BikiniARTmuseum".

July 2, 2019
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BikiniARTmuseum dependence in Rio de Janeiro!

We can proudly announce that we are now also represented in Rio de Janeiro and have opened an office there. Rio de Janeiro is very closely related to swimwear and is often called the capital of the bikini. On the legendary beach at the Copacabana several bikini trends have already been established worldwide.

October 12, 2018
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Oversized bikini advertising polarizes Munich

In the heart of Munich, at Marienplatz, an oversized advertising poster is currently causing a sensation.

June 13, 2016
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