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Depot Basel: Craft & Drawing. Lukas Wegwerth – Crystal Vases

Parallel to Design Basel 2013 the Basel based collective Depot Basel presented an exhibition devoted to two related, yet entirely different, processes: crafting and drawing. Among the many excellent projects on display one that particularly caught our attention was the … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Vogelspuren – From Albatros to Zeisig.

Until August 25th 2013 the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum is presenting a special exhibition devoted to the avian world, and for all the cultural and ethnological importance of birds. Organised on cooperation with Leipzig Natural History Museum Vogelspuren – From … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: Sumer Is Icumen In – Again

Summer has come in, Loudly sing, Cuckoo! The seed grows and the meadow blooms And the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments is staging a celebration of English vocal music Organised by the Leipzig University Departments of English and Music Sumer … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Atelier Natur – Art from Earth and Plant Colours

As anyone who has ever wondered at the works of Aboriginal, Native American Indian and similar arts in the Grassi Museum’s exhibitions can testify – nature gives us the most intense, warming and challenging colours. But it needn’t only be … Continue reading

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Philipp Weber – Creation of a strange Symphony

At the recent DMY Berlin design festival a project that combines two of the three Grassi Museum specialities was honoured with a coveted DMY Award. At a stretch you could even make it cover all three. The story begins when … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: BachFest – Vom rechten Thon

As part of the 2013 Bachfest the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments is hosting a demonstration of historical instrument tuning. These days it may be possible to get your phone to tune your piano for you. But how was the … Continue reading

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Finissage: MINKISI – Sculptures from Lower Congo

On Sunday June 2nd the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum special exhibition MINKISI – Sculptures from Lower Congo closes. But before it does the exhibition curator Dr. Christine Seige leads one final tour through the exhibition. Presenting an unparalleled insight into … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Archiv Berlin: ON-TYPE – Texts on Typography

Following on from the Sven Temper exhibition Raumbilder at Galerie Hans-Peter Jochum, another tip for all visiting Berlin in the coming weeks. Until August 5th the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin is presenting the exhibition ON-TYPE – Texts on Typography, an exploration … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments Concert: Musikalische Schätze im Notenarchiv der alten Thomasschule

On Thursday June 6th the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments is hosting a concert evening exploring and celebrating the Thomasschule school orchestra under the leadership of the first Gewandhaus Orchestra Kapellmeister and 20th Thomaskantor Adam Hiller. In the later part … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Chinese Tea Time!

On Saturday June 1st the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum is inviting all interested visitors to tea. Chinese tea to be specific. Under the guidance of Sinilogist Linus Schlüter from the Konfuzius Institut Leipzig, the afternoon will introduce participants to not … Continue reading

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