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kulturerbe.niedersachsen.de: Niedersachsens kulturelles Gedächtnis
24.01.2019

kulturerbe.niedersachsen.de: Lower Saxony's cultural memory

Our publication "Federal Diversity – Global Networking: Strategies of the Federal States for the Cultural Heritage in the Digital World" (released in September 2016) for the first time...

Wir sind die DDB: Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
05.11.2018

We are the DDB: Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

The Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication is unique in Germany with its collections. These document the historic development of the postal and telecommunication service with its...

Gleimhaus Square
29.10.2018

We are the DDB: Gleimhaus - Museum of the German Enlightenment

The Gleimhaus is one of the oldest German literary museums, established in 1862 in the former residential building of the poet and collector Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803) at...

Coding da Vinci Log quadratisch
25.06.2018

The German Federal Cultural Foundation supports cultural hackathon!

There is great joy about the official decision announced on 21 June 2018: within the scope of the programme Kultur digital (working title) of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (KSB), the...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Schloss- und Spielkartenmuseum Altenburg
10.04.2018

We are the DDB: The Schloss- und Spielkartenmuseum Altenburg (Castle and Playing Card Museum Altenburg)

The Schloss- und Spielkartenmuseum Altenburg almost classically embodies the type of association within a larger and regionally anchored museum – a „multidisciplinary institution“. It...

Wir sind die DDB: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen
25.01.2018

We are the DDB: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum of Film and Television

Collecting, storing, indexing, presenting and communicating the audiovisual heritage – these have been the tasks of the Deutsche Kinemathek since it was opened in Berlin in 1963. The...

100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht in Deutschland
24.01.2018

100 years of women’s suffrage in Germany

The Pitcairn Islands are one of the last British overseas colonies, lying in the middle of the Pacific, 5,000 kilometres away from New Zealand and 5,400 kilometres away from South...

Die Geschichte des Weihnachtsbaums: Von frostgeplagten Nordmännern und vergoldeten Kartoffeln
06.12.2017

The history of the Christmas tree: From frost-plagued Northmen and gilded potatoes

By far the most popular Christmas tree in German living rooms is the Nordmann-Fir. Soft needles, dark green and beautifully grown, these are the features why the Fir is sold million of...

Wir gratulieren! Die Servicestelle Digitalisierung des Landes Berlin digiS feiert 5 Jahre Förderprogramm
01.12.2017

Congratulations! The Service Centre Digitisation of the Federal State of Berlin digiS is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its funding programme

The Service Centre Digitisation of the Federal State of Berlin is an institution for interdisciplinary advice on support and coordination of digitisation projects and – just like the...

Wir sind die DDB: Der Lette Verein Berlin
16.11.2017

We are the DDB: The Lette Verein Berlin

The Lette Association Berlin is a foundation under public law and bears the term “association” merely in its name. At its prominent location at Viktoria-Luise-Platz in Schöneberg the...

Mobile Bibliotheken: Von der Feldbücherei zum Bücherbus
01.11.2017

Mobile Libraries: From the Serviceman Library to the Bookmobile

The idea of a mobile library already arose in the 18th century, when serviceman libraries took an elitist approach and were only available to soldiers. Then during the Franco-Prussian...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
11.09.2017

We are the DDB: The Museum of Art and Design Hamburg

With around 500,000 objects from 4,000 years of the history of mankind, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) (Museum of Art and Design Hamburg) is one of the most important...

Eine kurze Kulturgeschichte des Regens oder Warum der Regen der Demokratie hilft
23.08.2017

A Short Cultural History of Rain or Why Rain assists Democracy

In the history of mankind rain, as a cultural phenomenon, has had and still has the most diverse forms and influences: at this point we would like to talk about hydraulic empires, royal...

Die Erfindung der Post: Von speziellen Lieferungen, Erbgeneraloberstpostmeistern und was Thurn und Taxis damit zu tun hatte
16.03.2017

The invention of the postal service: about special deliveries, Hereditary First Postmaster Generals and what Thurn und Taxis had to do with it

When the American parcel service begins operating in 1913, customers and staff alike are not quite sure how the service should be specifically used. It is not known in its entirety what...

Das geht auf keine Kuhhaut! – Papyrus, Pergament und antike Bibliothekskriege
02.02.2017

That’s going too far! – Papyrus, Parchment and Ancient Library Wars

In February 2016 Great Britain was shaken by a scandal. To save costs, the dual original copies of new legislative texts for Parliament and the National Archives were no longer to be...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Museum Ludwig in Köln
10.01.2017

We are the DDB: The Museum Ludwig in Köln

The Museum Ludwig is one of the most important museums for the art of the 20th century as well as contemporary art in Germany. It was founded in 1976 on the occasion of the gift of 350...

Eine kurze Geschichte des Mikrofilms und wie er Paris die Kommunikation ermöglichte
23.11.2016

A short history of microfilm and how it facilitated communication in Paris

The history of microfilm is also the history of some very heroic homing pigeons, whose working environment was not exactly one of the most attractive during the Franco-Prussian War of...

Wir sind die DDB: Universitätsbibliothek Kassel - Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek der Stadt Kassel
16.11.2016

We are the DDB: University Library of Kassel - State Library and Murhard Library of the City of Kassel

The University Library of Kassel - State Library and Murhard Library of the City of Kassel is the library system of the University of Kassel existing in this form since 1976. As the...

Coding Da Vinci Nord: Voller Erfolg für alle Beteiligten
11.11.2016

Coding Da Vinci Nord: A full success for all participants

The atmosphere in the bunker on the Heiligengeistfeld in the resonance chamber yesterday was great. After the kick-off of the cultural hackathon Coding Da Vinci Nord on 17./18.9.2016,...

Coding da Vinci Nord – Vom Klang der Sterne, Visiting Landmarks und den Kupfergorillas
22.09.2016

Coding da Vinci North – About the Sound of the Stars, Visiting Landmarks and Copper Gorillas

This year the regional edition of our culture hackathon has been published for the first time, to the delight of Philipp Geisler, the head of the project. Justice has been done to the...