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Borders in Art
Art knows no borders – or at least that is often claimed. This exhibition is dedicated to the theme “Borders in Art.” How do artists react to political events and possible restrictions? What influences do they process and what visual language do they develop? The exhibition focuses on three...
Emigration, Forced Migration, and the Iron Curtain
Eastern Europe has been a "migration hot spot" since the late 19th century: Initially as a core area of overseas emigration, then of ethnic forced migration after the end of World War I. Emigration during the Cold War was nearly impossible. Today, many countries in this region benefit from the European Union's Freedom of Movement policy.
German-Lithuanian Years: Caesuras in the Relations between Germany and Lithuania in the 20th Century
Germany and Lithuania have little in common if we look at the two countries from a political and economic perspective. One is a heavyweight of the European Union, the other one of its smallest members. And yet there have always been moments when relations between the central European power and the...
The question of how to deal with strangers and the foreign, but also with one's own sense of being alien, is at the center of many public discussions. Also for young people, the issue of how these matters are handled in their immediate, everyday environment is by no means an insignificant one. What...
Russian-German history as migration history
Russian Germans are a global minority. Their history is often characterized by migration within and outside the Russian Empire spanning several generations. In the last third of the 19th century, popular migration destinations included North and South America as well as new settlement areas in Siberia and Kazakhstan. It was here that all Russian Germans were then exiled during and after the Second World War. Since the latest period of resettlement in the 1980s and 1990s, most Russian Germans have settled in Germany.
The ebook "Russian-German Cultural History"
The digital ebook "Russian-German Cultural History" is a digital study and workbook developed by the Institute for Digital Learning in cooperation with the Museum for Russian-German Cultural History. In telling the story of the Russian-Germans, it shows how experiences such as being on the move,...
Research project | Publication project
This project focuses on the observation of displaced persons' organizations and functionaries by the socialist intelligence services.
reisen. entdecken. sammeln. ("travel. discover. collect.")
Travel. Discover. Collect. These three words encapsulate the motivation behind Hans-Peter Riese’s collection, which brings together art from Eastern and Western Europe. A central focus of the the exhibition is concrete art from the former Czechoslovakia, dating from 1960s until the 1980s, while...