The German Historical Museum is Germany’s national historical museum. Located in Berlin’s historic district of Mitte, it sees itself as a place of active communication and discussion of history. The Permanent Exhibition in the Zeughaus, “German History in Images and Artefacts”, with more than 7,000 objects, provides a unique overview of German history within its international context. The museum’s temporary Special Exhibitions can be seen in the Exhibition Hall. They are devoted to formative historical events, epochs and social developments. The collection of the Deutsches Historisches Museum now comprises some 900,000 objects. Scholars and history aficionados can attend events such as lectures, panel discussions and conferences at the museum.