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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Plantation Manager and Collector – Robert Visser and his Minkisi Collection

In 1882 the then 22 year old Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Robert Visser arrived in Loango, West Africa, where he was to remain for the next two decades. Although primarily employed as a plantation manager for the Rotterdam based Nieuwe Afrikaansche … Continue reading

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10th Wintergalerie in the Dresden Ethnography Museum

On Saturday November 24th at 4pm the Dresden Ethnography Museum Förderkreis will open the 10th Wintergalerie in the Japanische Palais. Featuring a mix of new and vintage examples of folk craft and handicrafts from all corners of the globe the … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: An Australian Mid-Summer Night

On Saturday August 11 the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum is hosting an Australian Mid-Summer Night extravaganza. Featuring a guided tour through the Pro Community – Warlayirti Artists exhibition the evening also includes a  showing of the 2011 documentary film “Painting … Continue reading

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Klassische Kartoffel Konzerte

The Leipziger Auwald is one of the largest areas of natural riparian forest in Europe; however, as with almost all all areas of natural beauty it is being threatened by the ever increasing demands of our modern, civilised, world. In … Continue reading

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Josef Albers Window. Recreation complete.

Some seven months after the installation of the recreated Josef Albers Window began; the window can now be viewed in its full glory. Recreated according Josef Albers’ original plans by the Paderborn glass specialists Peters, the window not only illuminates … Continue reading

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Vienna Design Week 2011: Tomás Alonso at Wiener Silber Manufactur

For all admirers of modern handicrafts, Vienna Design Week always offers a plethora of interesting exhibitions and projects. Last years collaboration between Berlin designer Mark Braun and J & L Lobmeyr as well as Vindobona by Swedish design studio Claesson … Continue reading

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Tag des offenen Denkmals App

As is proof were needed that building conservation is more about now than then, the Tag des offenen Denkmals 2011 is being accompanied by a new App. In addition to details and pictures of and from the over 7,500 sites … Continue reading

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Hokusai drucken! “The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa”

From August 26th the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin is hosting a retrospective of the work of the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. And on August 31st the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts invites interested visitors to a demonstration of the technique … Continue reading

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Franz Dominic Grassi

A common mistake is the belief that the “Grassi “in Grassi Museum is the name of the museum. It isn’t. It’s the name of the building. Franz Dominic Grassi was born in Leipzig in 1801 as the son of Italian … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Applied Arts: Guided tours for the senses!

On Sunday July 24th the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts is hosting 2 guided tours for the senses. At 3pm visitors can enjoy a guided tour on the subject “Xocolatl. Europa trinkt neu”, looking at the change in European drinking … Continue reading

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