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"Looking through patent drawings is just like time travel," is a quotation from the American patent lawyer Kevin Price in an article in Der Spiegel. Price, whose fascination for patent drawings led him to author a cultural history of patent drawings ("The Art of the Patent", 2011), states at the same time that there is a "decline of this art
The Münchner Stadtmuseum was formed in 1888 on the initiative of the municipal archivist Ernst von Destouches (1843-1916). After World War II, the institution quickly developed into an exhibition centre interested in a multifarious cultural history. Photography and film were collected and presented – an absolute innovation in German museums at the time.
Snakes, Dragons and Early Synthesizers: Historical Musical Instruments in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
Instruments that are so expensive that their inventors recommend that you build them yourself, Hector Berlioz delivers fatal marketing blows and Japanese dragons. While researching historical musical instruments, one encounters anecdotes and stories that are out of the ordinary, sometimes tragic and therefore even more worth the telling.
New virtual exhibition: “From Letter of Privilege to Federal Constitutional Court – a virtual exhibition for Karlsruhe’s 300th birthday”
From today’s perspective, in this early period Karlsruhe already brought itself into play for the developments of law and administration of justice which were to emanate from this city.
From the collections: Photographers Fritz Zapp and Peter H. Fürst in the Rheinisches Bildarchiv of Cologne
Fritz Zapp taught himself photography – as a skilled house painter, it was only after he relocated from his birthplace of Kleinbliersbach in the Bergisches Land to Hoffnungsthal in 1910 that he devoted himself to photography.
We are the DDB: the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum – Leibniz Institute for German Maritime History, Bremerhaven
Handed over to the public in 1975 by then Federal President Walter Scheel, the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM) has a unique collection of maritime history. This is made available as research infrastructure completely analogue and increasingly also digital...
The Rheinische Bildarchiv (RBA) is one of the largest public art history photographic archives in Germany and offers an extensive basis for research and science as well as commercial image users and private users.
On political cabaret and the dangers of not voting: historical election posters in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
“The best place for a politician,” runs a famous line by the German comedian Loriot, “is on an election poster. On a poster he is bearable, silent and easy to get rid of.”