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"Polyphonic Memory – Common Heritage – European Future: Culture and History of the Germans and their Neighbors in Eastern Europe" by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Would you like to organize projects that involve cross-border encounters or a summer school related to German cultural heritage in Eastern Europe? With a special funding program, the BKM supports innovative formats that have particular appeal for younger people.
A Steinway for Eugen d'Albert?
In the “Eichendorff Hall” of Haus Schlesien in Königswinter there is a Steinway grand piano made of lemon wood. It a noteworthy museum object not only because the famous Steinway & Sons lettering is emblazoned on it, but also, and above all, because it was owned by Gerhart Hauptmann, the 1912 Nobel Prize winner for literature.
A celebrated conductor from Liegnitz
He is considered the ancestor of the Berlin Philharmonic: Benjamin Bilse, born in Liegnitz, Silesia, was one of the most famous conductors of the 2nd half of the 19th century.
series of seminars
German, Polish, Silesian, European? Identity and memory are complex, constantly changing and not always easy to put into words. So it’s just as well that they become the focus of attention for one week as part of "Academia Silesia" at the HAUS SCHLESIEN!
Academic Funding Program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Would you like to expand existing knowledge about German culture and history in Eastern Europe through new research findings and present your work in a university teaching context? Within the framework of its Academic Support Program, the BKM promotes scientific research projects ("Projects" module)...
Brief aus dem HAUS SCHLESIEN ("Letter from HAUS SCHLESIEN")
You want to find out more about Haus Schlesien, its events, topics and partners? The "Brief aus dem HAUS SCHLESIEN” ("Letter from House Silesia") will keep you up to date!
Collection of the Martin Opitz Library
The Martin Opitz Library is the central library for German culture and history in Eastern Europe. It collects literature from all areas of East-Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The main focus of the collections is on the regions that today form western Poland and the Kaliningrad region –...
Collection of the Silesian Museum of Görlitz
Glassware, paintings, mementos – the Silesian Museum of Görlitz houses a diverse collection dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The regional focus of the collection is Silesia.
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Collections and holdings of HAUS SCHLESIEN
Everyday objects, art, literature, customs, knowledge, and much more: these are all cultural assets that hold a very special meaning for people. They are preserved in archives, libraries and museums where they are made accessible to future generations. Sometimes they can also be found in unexpected...
Complete collection of research materials of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association is home to an extensive and diverse range of collections relating to East Central Europe, including a library with a music and press collection together with an image archive and a document and...
Cultural Office for Silesia
“Where is Silesia, actually?” Younger people, in particular, often ask themselves this question. The Cultural Office for Silesia offers a diverse program for all who wish to embark on a quest – to search for Silesia.
German-Polish dialogue on museum exhibition and education work – HAUS SCHLESIEN offers German and Polish museum experts a forum for discussion and cross-border exchange through its curators' conferences.
Der Weg ins Ungewisse ("The road to the unknown")
Millions of Germans who were forced to leave Silesia between 1945 and 1947 found themselves on a road into the unknown. The Poles who arrived here during this period already had this road behind them, however, their future was still uncertain. This touring exhibition of HAUS SCHLESIEN, which is...
Die Geschichten hinter den Objekten ("The stories behind the objects")
In the blog “Die Geschichten hinter den Objekten” ("The stories behind the objects"), HAUS SCHLESIEN brings to light Silesian life stories from the time between the German Empire and the People's Republic. Here you can discover, for example, how previously commonplace objects used in daily life...
Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e. V. (DiFMOE) has been dedicated to researching and digitally indexing historical sources from Eastern Europe for more than 10 years and operates a digital, freely accessible online library for their publication.
Digital Library of the Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008. At the beginning of 2021, its holdings of periodicals included 245 titles, encompassing newspapers, magazines and...
Digitalisierung seltener und unikaler Materialien zur deutschen Kultur und Geschichte Schlesiens ("Digitization of Rare and Unique Materials on German Culture and the History of Silesia")
Many cultural treasures kept in archives are unique and irreplaceable. Through this digitization project, the Martin Opitz Library – in cooperation with the University Library of Wroclaw – is contributing to the long-term preservation and broad availability of such collections.
Documentation of the home collections in Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany is home to several hundred centers of local history or “Heimatsammlungen” (homeland collections), which were founded after the end of the Second World War by refugees, displaced persons and ethnic German repatriates. The documentation of the Federal Institute for...
series of seminars
Educational partnership between the Martin Opitz Library and Mulvany Vocational College in Herne
The Martin Opitz Library teaches media competence. Both successful information research and a critical approach to media are becoming increasingly important, whether at school, university, work or in private life. In order to impart these skills successfully and practically, the MOB cooperates...
Ernst Friedrich Zwirner
Er hatte eine Bauzeit von mehr als 600 Jahren, ist knapp 157 Meter hoch und zieht heutzutage mehr als 6 Millionen Besucher jährlich an: Der Kölner Dom. Die Vollendung des monumentalen Stadtwahrzeichens im 19. Jahrhundert ist zu guter Letzt auch Ernst Friedrich Zwirner, einem orts- und...