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Monument (remembrance culture)
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Since the 19th century, numerous Copernicus monuments have been built around the world. Even today, new sites of remembrance honoring the astronomer emerge, especially in Poland. Each site has a unique agenda, narrative, and background.
ICOM4Ukraine on the protection of cultural property in wartime
Since February 24, 2022 Ukraine has been exposed to the Russian war of aggression. In the media we see not only images of desperate, injured and killed people, but also bombed churches, memorials, theaters and museums. In view of the destruction of numerous art and cultural assets, the question...
Schlesische Grabkunst ("Funerary Art")
A HAUS SCHLESIEN exhibition in the baroque monastery complex in Leubus, Lower Silesia, is dedicated to special places of remembrance. It presents a selection of important churches and their funerary monuments in Silesia and aims to encourage visitors to make their own excursions to these special...
The Copernican Revolution – a European legacy?
The 550th anniversary of Nicolaus Copernicus’ birth invites us to look at the mark that the astronomer left on the world. And it is also an opportunity to look more closely at how Copernicus has been viewed in the past and how these anniversaries have been treated differently in different periods of history.