20th June 2020 – 10th January 2021
In the hearts of the city and its people for 125 years: Freiburg’s oldest museum is celebrating an anniversary – time to spill the beans and take a look behind the scenes. Experts, artists and friends introduce 125 exciting, surprising, critical, amusing or a very personal perspectives on 41 objects in the Natural history and Ethnological collection.
4th April to 6th September 2020
The Museum für Neue Kunst (MNK) is celebrating a rediscovery: Priska von Martin (1912-1982) left an extensive and extremely modern oeuvre to posterity. In her life, she broke new ground and created something extraordinary in what was the male domain of sculpture at that time.
21st March to 27th September
These days we are all photographers – with our mobile phone cameras always at the ready. But what was it like in the 19th century? When Gottlieb Theodor Hase (1818 –1888) started working with a camera, the medium was still new and not everyone was impressed with this technical achievement. Nevertheless Hase managed to establish himself as the first professional photographer in Freiburg. Originally from Erfurt, he even managed to become Baden’s official court photographer.
14/12/2019 – 04/10/2020
Whether it’s when constructing roads or houses, or renovating existing buildings: fragmentary traces of the past are unearthed wherever digging takes place or walls are encroached upon. For around 200 years, these traces have been professionally examined, safeguarded and analysed. The exhibition in the Museum für Stadtgeschichte reveals the state-of-the art techniques that archaeologists use today and the methods deployed in earlier times.
24/10/2019 – 29/11/2020
For 200 years, Roman legionaries shaped life on the Upper Rhine. Their main task was to safeguard the borders of the Empire. Yet what did the soldiers do in times when there was no war? The young men came from all parts of the Roman Empire that extended in its heyday from Egypt to Britain. With their diverse skills and expertise they brought innovations in technology, education and religion, whose influence has persisted up the present day.
23/11/2019 – 04/10/2020
History holds many puzzles. What do we actually know about Freiburg’s past? Who founded the city and who lived here? What kind of jobs did they have? And what did they do in their free time? Were the famous Bächle always a popular place for children to play? Or what were they originally used for?