As the first and only German museum, the Neue Galerie opens a video library in May 1981. Twice a day, a one-hour program with video works from the collection is screened. Three players are available. The library starts out with 125 works and is continually enlarged. The studio equipment completed in this year (at a cost of DM 25,000) offers every interested person with a well-defined concept the possibility to create their own works. The first registration of videotapes was begun as early as 1977.