Ob auf Volksfesten, auf Jahrmärkten oder im Kuriositätenkabinett, mechanische Automaten brachten im 19. Jahrhundert Groß und Klein zum Staunen. Bis dahin waren diese Spielereien den Herrscher- und Adelshäusern vorbehalten gewesen. Mehr und mehr aber fanden sich nun Figurenautomaten auch auf Drehorgeln oder in Musikuhren. Und meistens stammten diese aus dem Schwarzwald. Hier gab es viel Konkurrenz.
"Along with the novel forms of warfare, the novel forms of mediatization are among the notable characteristics of the First World War. No war has ever been filmed so extensively, no film medium has ever been so systematically used for opinion formation." With these words, curator Felix Schürmann from the Deutsches Filminstitut (German Film Institute) in Frankfurt am Main introduces the new virtual exhibition of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek ...
On the occasion of the World Book Day on 23rd April 2017, the virtual exhibition "Bahnriss?! Papier I Kultur" (Web Break?! Paper I Culture) will be launched which is based on a special exhibition that was shown in Leipzig in 2016. The exhibition, which is the result of the cooperation between the German Museum of Books and Writings of the German National Library in Leipzig and the German Digital Library, takes a close look at the eventful history of paper in 17 chapters.
“Perhaps it was time to set down these tales in writing, for those who should be their custodians are steadily diminishing…” – this is how the “Children’s and Household Tales” of the Brothers Grimm from the German city of Hanau begin, perhaps the most famous collection of fairy tales in the world today. The original version of 1892 contained more than 200 texts.
The Book Museum of the Sächsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek (SLUB) (Saxon State and University Library) started to present the Maya-Code as early as in 1786 – however, in the end it was the American film director Roland Emmerich and his film “2012” who would draw streams of visitors not only into cinemas but also into the treasure chamber of the SLUB in Dresden.
The exhibition curated by Meinrad Welker, which came into being together with the Karlsruhe Municipal Archives and FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institute of Information Infrastructure, leads the visitor through the general history of the city and emphasises features in spheres such as planning and construction, migration and internationality, mobility and energy as well as culture and innovation.
How can we archive dance as an intangible manifestation of cultural heritage and preserve it for posterity? Due to the transient nature of this art form the issue of its storability has been exercising archivists for many years. Now, however, the digital age more than any other factor is enabling us to document the many facets of dance. This virtual exhibition sets out possibilities and problems - past and present - associated with the archiving of dance.