Finds of international significance are the focus of the newly arranged exhibition on the Iron Age in South Baden. Quite outstanding is the oldest glass bowl north of the Alps from Ihringen am Kaiserstuhl. The walk-in burial chamber from Kappel on the Rhine enables visitors to time-travel to a bygone era 2,500 years ago.
27/05/2017 – 14/01/2018
Dying is part of life. Omnipresent and yet banished from our everyday world, death and dying are great unknowns. The exhibition »Todsicher? Letzte Reise ungewiss | Dead Certain? Final Destination unknown« staged by the Museum Natur und Mensch focuses upon death from an ethnological, natural history and social point of view. What happens when life comes to an end? What actually follows »after-wards«? The exhibition casts light on the wealth of ideas about, traditions relating to and ways of dealing with the nite nature of life. The show, which is suitable for families and children, is supplemented by current debate on organ donation and interventions in the permanent natural history exhibition.
27/05/2017 – 24/09/2017
News about someone’s death reminds us on a daily basis that dying is an inevitable and everyday occurrence. Yet death is not actually a part of life. All that can be said about it is that it lies beyond the scope of what people can communicate as an event or an experience. Thus, for the living, death exists as an empty space about which we can but conjecture based on a series of collective intimations and fears. Every attempt to grasp death is destined to fail. As a result, it is not possible to talk about death as such, but more about the dying and the dead, as well as about the discourse surrounding the event.
08/07/2017 - 03/10/2017
Hermann Gottlob von Greiffenegg-Wolffurt (1773 – 1847), a diplomat in the service of the Habsburgs, enjoyed a close friendship with the renowned artist at the Court of Hanover, Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 – 1840). This is revealed in some of Ramberg’s spontaneously drawn sketches and caricatures that he dedicated to his patron as well as von Greiffenegg’s wife and sister-in-law. They form the core of the exhibition on the scandal-ridden life of this flamboyant Freiburg personality.
29/11/2016 - 08/10/2017
Perpetrators, victims, hangers-on, opportunists, resistance fighters, “border crossers” – even today, the tragic fates, the cruel behaviour or the courageous opposition of the people who lived during National Socialist times still haunt our public perception. For the first time, the Augustinermuseum and the Museum für Stadtgeschichte Freiburg (Freiburg City History Museum) are exploring this topic in partnership with the city archive in a major special exhibition.