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Zeitgenössisches Theater in China
Podiumsgespräch und Buchvorstellung

Mit Cao Kefei (Regisseurin, Beijing/Berlin), Christoph Lepschy (Dramaturg Paper Tiger) und Tian Gebing (Regisseur, Beijing), Übersetzung: Zhou Congshan

Die Kräfte eines hochbeschleunigten Kapitalismus und die daraus erwachsenden tiefgreifenden sozialen Transformationen prägen die gegenwärtige chinesische Gesellschaft. Was macht das Theater und wie macht man Theater in diesen Zusammenhängen? Neben den faszinierenden Formen des traditionellen chinesischen Musiktheaters (der bei uns so genannten „Peking-Oper“) und einer vergleichsweise jungen Sprechtheaterkultur existiert zumindest in den Großstädten eine lebendige unabhängige Theaterszene. Im Gespräch geben Experten und chinesische Theaterkünstler Einblick in eine vielfältige und widersprüchliche Theaterlandschaft und stellen ein soeben erschienenes Buch vor, dass erstmals eine umfassende Bestandsaufnahme des Theaters im heutigen China vornimmt:
Cao, Kefei / Heymann, Sabine / Lepschy, Christoph:
Zeitgenössisches Theater in China
Alexander Verlag Berlin, 440 Seiten, 38,00 €
 
Cao Kefei ist Theaterregisseurin, Mitgründerin des Ladybird Theaters in Beijing und Übersetzerin. Mehrfach hat sie deutschsprachige Dramatik ins Chinesische übersetzt und inszeniert, seit 2007 hat sie eine Reihe dokumentarischer Projekte realisiert.
 
Christoph Lepschy ist Dramaturg und Professor für Dramaturgie an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Seit 2005 beschäftigt er sich intensiv mit dem chinesischen Gegenwartstheater und ist Dramaturg bei Paper Tiger Theater Studio Beijing/Shanghai.
 
Tian Gebing ist Regisseur und künstlerischer Leiter des Paper Tiger Theater Studio Beijing/Shanghai, eine unabhängige Theatercompagnie, die seit 1995 existiert und mit ihren Produktionen in Asien und Europa unterwegs ist. Paper Tiger stellt bei „Theater der Welt“ seine neueste Inszenierung „500 Meter“ vor.

28.05. / 21:15 - ca. 22:45 (im Anschluss an die Vorstellung von „500 Meter“ des Paper Tiger Theater Studio)

Thalia Gaußstraße, Ballsaal
Eintritt frei

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The ITI programme for Theater der Welt 2017

Access Points – the right to the port
geheimagentur / secret agency
25th and 26th May 2017, 6pm
27th and 28th May 2017, 11am – 6pm

“Today we suffer from sea blindness,” according to the head of Britain’s Royal Navy. Nowadays, major ports have been reduced to depopulated security zones, the preserves of multinational corporations, mere backdrops for events in cities bereft of seafarers. Opportunities to live or trade on the water are in short supply. But at the same time, activists and artists from across the world are rediscovering our right to the sea: building rafts out of rubbish, holding up cruise ships and forging links with struggling maritime businesses and logistics projects supporting refugees. With the ITI programme for Theater der Welt 2017, geheimagentur invites you to become part of this movement.

The symposium - RIGHTS TO THE SEA
The MS Stubnitz is about to be transformed into a research vessel. Thinkers whose looks and activities help to alleviate sea blindness offer speculation and discussion about what the ‘right to the sea’ means today. They include Markus Rediker, author of The Many-Headed Hydra.

Access Points
Get ready – here come six days and six different access points leading you onto (or into) the water!
29.05. – 01.06., 11am-5pm
Closing presentations on 2.6. and 3.6.

Access point I: The theory and practice of offshore art
Art on and with the water – in New York they call it, ‘offshore art’. Swimming gardens, boatels and floating cinemas serve as inspiration for us to build our own experimental installations.

Access point II: African Terminal
In 1900, Baakenhafen was the access point to the German colonies. Today it is home to the decommissioned African Terminal from the 1960s. In this workshop we will suggest creating a new ‘African Terminal’ as a terminal of the people – a place that supports the small businesses run by African migrants and allows us to experience the way the harbour connects us to Africa.

Access point III: a landing stage for the Baakenhafen
In order to develop the Baakenhafen into a ‘free port of the many’ in the heart of the city, it needs a landing stage. Although construction does not yet appear to be possible at the moment due to factors such as tides, visitor traffic, safety and structural calculations, in collaboration with the HCU and Theater der Welt 2017 the workshop is developing realistic and affordable models.

Access point IV: regional cruises with the Schaluppe culture raft
Following the construction of the ‘Hydra’ raft at AKT (Hamburg’s alternative cruise terminal) in 2015, activists worked together to build the ‘Schaluppe’ – a culture raft for Hamburg. Now the ‘Schaluppe’ is inviting people to develop a performance-based mini-cruise. It’s all about experimental transportation, travelling on the city’s waters and opening up previously inaccessible places.

Access point V: the SUR L’EAU
The archipelago is a floating installation made of four steel pontoons that can be flexibly rearranged. The crew invites people to build a hot tub together. As we lie in the hot tub, let us contemplate the changing face of the port.

Access points VI: The Anarchive
Hamburg harbour has witnessed countless political and artistic interventions. This workshop is co-operating with a project seminar on the HCU, which archives these kinds of interventions – and is now making them accessible to the public for the first time.

LEAPs into LIQUIDs
On Friday and Saturday, the access points will be open to all: the Schaluppe will set off on a cruise, we’ll heat the hot tub, the Anarchive will inspire imitators, the offshore art experiments will be launched onto the water at the test jetty and the ‘African Terminal’ will throw a party.

Ports
Being able to see things from the perspective of the sea is primarily a question of access. In order to introduce audiences to this perspective, geheimagentur is performing its show PORTS aboard the MS Stubnitz. The performance will see the newly founded Hamburg Port Hydrarchy set out to all four winds.

To register for workshops and for more details on times, venues, links and credits please visit www.geheimagentur.net / www.iti-germany.de

 

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Kultur und Verständigung

As a partner of Theater der Welt 2017, the Körber-Stiftung is making a discussion room in the KörberForum available. In “Curating the World“, the current organizational team of Theater der Welt 2017 will discuss the creation of the festival program with the former program director Renate Klett. In „Außenpolitik kulturell denken“, Andreas Görgen, the former director of the cultural department in the Federal Foreign Office, explains how international political processes can consider cultural backgrounds more directly.

CURATING THE WORLD
With Renate Klett and the curatorium of Theater der Welt 2017
29.05. / 19:00 / KörberForum
Free admission / registration at www.koerberforum.de

AUSSENPOLITIK KULTURELL DENKEN
With Andreas Görgen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
30.05. / 19:00 / KörberForum
Free admisson / registration at www.koerberforum.de

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Fokus: Afrika

Hamburg, alongside Berlin, was the capital of German colonialism. Approximately one century ago, soldiers departed from the Baakenhöft, the former Africa terminal, to quell the Herero’s uprising in what is now Nabimia. It was the first German genocide. Theater der Welt 2017 uses precisely this historic location as a base to present works throughout Hamburg’s port and is inviting the audience as well as the artists to come to this location for four vibrant discussions with prominent guests. 
Supported by the Körber-Stiftung.

AFRICA – HOW DOES HAMBURG LIVE WITH ITS COLONIAL PAST?
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer, Prof. Dr. Henri Seukwa, Tahir Della and Hannimari Jokinen talk with Catarina Felixmüller
How does Hamburg deal with its colonial heritage? What does it mean for a present-day post-colonial society in which fleeing, migration and forced displacement exist? What does it mean politically for an urban society? The artist Hannimari Jokinen and Tahir Della, a member of the board of directors of the Initiative Schwarze Menschen, present their work. Together with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer, specialist for African history and director of the research project „Hamburgs (post) koloniales Erbe / Hamburg und die (frühe) Globalisierung“, which is funded by the Hamburg Senate, and Prof. Dr. Louis Seukwa, educationalist at the HAW, they analyze historic responsibility and current political challenges.

10.06. / 19:00 / Baakenhöft, MS Stubnitz (the MS Stubnitz is not wheelchair-accessible)
5 Euro
Recorded by the NDR

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Fokus: Afrika

Theater der Welt 2017

© Hannes Schmid


DAS KONGO TRIBUNAL
Milo Rau talks with Peter Kümmel
The Swiss author and director Milo Rau has been consistently working for years on a re-politicization of theater and has been drawing a great deal of attention with his fictional trials. In his “Kongo Tribunal”, he concentrates on a country that had once been divided up among colonial powers and is now one of the poorest countries in the world. Thanks to its natural resources, it is simultaneously one of the richest. This is where one of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in all of human history raged– a battle of distribution in the age of globalization with six million dead up until today. Milo Rau talks to the ZEIT journalist Peter Kümmel about his work.
08.06. / 19:00 / Baakenhöft, MS Stubnitz (the MS Stubnitz is not wheelchair-accessible)
5 Euro

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Fokus: Afrika

Theater der Welt 2017

Christoph Schlingensief
OPERNDORF AFRIKA: UP TO NOW
Aino Laberenz and Alex Moussa Sawadogo talk with Matthias Günther
 
The „Operndorf Afrika“ is an international art project that was founded in Burkina Faso in 2009 and was based on an idea from the German artist Christoph Schlingensief. The „Operndorf Afrika“ was tied to Christoph Schlingensief’s wish to create a place for international meetings and exchange. People with different backgrounds can work artistically and communicate here. The simultaneous founding of a new village, school and hospital makes Christoph Schlingensief’s vision of a social sculpture all the more real. Aino Laberenz, the general director of the project, and the artistic director Alex Moussa Sawadogo report on the development of this unique project and search for links between Europe and Africa.
09.06. / 19:00 / Baakenhöft, MS Stubnitz (the MS Stubnitz is not wheelchair-accessible)
5 Euro

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Fokus: Afrika

Theater der Welt 2017

© Janto Rössner


REFUGEE VOICES SHOW
ERU - (A Saro – Creole story, remembering the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade)
The REFUGEE VOICES SHOW is a live show produced for web TV, directed by the activist, journalist and moderator Larry Moore Macaulay. Here refugees’ current affairs are combined with music and infotainment. A special edition will be produced for Theater der Welt 2017 about the battle against modern forms of slavery and human trafficking. Based on his own family history, Macaulay talks with exciting guests from Hamburg, Sierra Leone, Brazil and Italy.
09.06. / 21:00 / Baakenhöft, MS Stubnitz (the MS Stubnitz is not wheelchair-accessible)
Free admission

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Hamburger Hafenkongress
Hafenstadt neu ausgelotet

Hamburg’s universities are getting involved in Theater der Welt’s research space with a decentralised port congress entitled ‘Rethinking the port city’. The universities invite anyone who is interested to come with them on a quest to find new views of water and ports. Ahead of each evening performance in the first week of the festival, a panel of four academics from various disciplines will present summaries of their research on ports/water. The presentations will be followed by discussion between the academics and the opportunity for questions from the audience.
 

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Das Deutsche Hafenmuseum
LEITIDEEN FÜR EIN NEUES MUSEUM IM 21. JAHRHUNDERT

With Börries von Notz and Ursula Richenberger
Currently, the Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg and the Deutsche Hafenmuseum is creating a new prominent cultural venue. What is the vision for a new museum of the 21st century? According to current deliberations, it will be open 24 hours/day and place special emphasis on complex economic history and globalized trade. Other important issues are the human factor, the world of labor in the port, but also the myths that have formed around these phenomena. Börries v. Notz, sole chairman of the Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg and Ursula Richenberger, director of the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, present the cornerstones of the planned museum and open them up for discussion.
28.05. / 11:00 / Thalia Theater, Mittelrangfoyer
Free admisson

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PSI#23 Overflow

For the first time, the annual conference „Performance Studies international“ will take place in Hamburg under the theme OverFlow.

Vandana Shiva
PACT FOR THE EARTH. TOWARDS AN EARTH DEMOCRACY
Vandana Shiva is an environmental activist and an anti-globalization author; she also holds a doctorate in quantum physics. As a “hero of environmental protection” (Time Magazine), she is currently considered one of the most important activists for regional and ecological agriculture in the battle against gene engineering, monocultures and the dominant world market. In 1993, she was awarded the alternative Nobel prize (Right Livelihood Award) for her commitment to the fields of biological diversity, women’s rights and sustainability.
08.06. / 12:00 / Kampnagel, K6 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro

Tim Etchells
READY WHEN YOU ARE. PERFORMANCE / STASIS / CHANGE
Tim Etchells is a performer as well as a director of one of the world’s most famous experimental theatre groups Forced Entertainment. His trans-disciplinary work method has been a driving force for the contemporary European theater scene. Etchells says about his work: „In each work or project I seek to make something happen – stage an encounter, unleash a process, set an event in motion – which ultimately explores the dynamic relationship between the work and the viewer.“
10.06. / 10:30 / Kampnagel, K6 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro

Carolin Emcke und Didier Eribon im Gespräch
BEYOND THE NEW HATE
Carolin Emcke is a philosopher and publisher. As a foreign correspondent she worked in crisis regions such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kosovo, Iraq or Colombia. In 2016 she was awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels. Didier Eribon is a French sociologist, philosopher, and author. Most recently he has received international recognition for his book Returning to Reims (2016). In this autobiographical novel he describes the rightward turn of the working class milieu as an intimate self-analysis.
10.06. / 19:00 / Kampnagel, K2 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro
Moderation: Amelie Deuflhard

Avital Ronell
MISTWEATED: ON CIVIC GRIEVANCE
Avital Ronell is a University Professor of the humanities at New York University. Ronell’s influential thought and writings are often termed deconstructivist, post-feminist, post-structuralist or psychoanalytic. However, its originality resists such classification.
11.06. / 10:30 / Kampnagel, K6 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro

In english language
www.psi2017-hamburg.com
23. Internationaler Fachkongress Performance Studies international „OverFlow“ 08.-11.06. 2017, Kampnagel / Veranstaltet von Performence Studies, Universität Hamburg und Kampnagel
 

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PSI#23 Overflow

Theater der Welt 2017

Vandana Shiva
PACT FOR THE EARTH. TOWARDS AN EARTH DEMOCRACY
Vandana Shiva is an environmental activist and an anti-globalization author; she also holds a doctorate in quantum physics. As a “hero of environmental protection” (Time Magazine), she is currently considered one of the most important activists for regional and ecological agriculture in the battle against gene engineering, monocultures and the dominant world market. In 1993, she was awarded the alternative Nobel prize (Right Livelihood Award) for her commitment to the fields of biological diversity, women’s rights and sustainability.
08.06. / 12:00 / Kampnagel, K6 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro
In English

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PSI#23 Overflow

Theater der Welt 2017

© Hugo Glendinning


Tim Etchells
READY WHEN YOU ARE. PERFORMANCE / STASIS / CHANGE
Tim Etchells is a performer as well as a director of one of the world’s most famous experimental theatre groups Forced Entertainment. His trans-disciplinary work method has been a driving force for the contemporary European theater scene. Etchells says about his work: „In each work or project I seek to make something happen – stage an encounter, unleash a process, set an event in motion – which ultimately explores the dynamic relationship between the work and the viewer.“
10.06. / 10:30 / Kampnagel, K6 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro
In English

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PSI#23 Overflow

Theater der Welt 2017

© Sebastian Bolesch


Carolin Emcke und Didier Eribon im Gespräch
BEYOND THE NEW HATE
Carolin Emcke is a philosopher and publisher. As a foreign correspondent she worked in crisis regions such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kosovo, Iraq or Colombia. In 2016 she was awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels. Didier Eribon is a French sociologist, philosopher, and author. Most recently he has received international recognition for his book Returning to Reims (2016). In this autobiographical novel he describes the rightward turn of the working class milieu as an intimate self-analysis.
10.06. / 19:00 / Kampnagel, K2 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro
In English
Moderation: Amelie Deuflhard

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Theater der Welt 2017

© Patrice Normand

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PSI#23 Overflow

Theater der Welt 2017

©Deutsches Haus @ NYU


Avital Ronell
MISTWEATED: ON CIVIC GRIEVANCE
Avital Ronell is a University Professor of the humanities at New York University. Ronell’s influential thought and writings are often termed deconstructivist, post-feminist, post-structuralist or psychoanalytic. However, its originality resists such classification.
11.06. / 10:30 / Kampnagel, K6 / 8 Euro / erm. 5 Euro
In English

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Masterclass

How does theater constantly re-invent itself? What aesthetics and narrative tools are being used, under what conditions is theater being produced in other countries in the world in 2017? How do form and content remove themselves from local contexts and how are they able to tell a story here, in Hamburg? All of these questions are in the focus of a masterclass for students of the Theaterakademie Hamburg in the context of Theater der Welt 2017. In visits to performances and workshops with artists, the students will have a chance to look beyond the horizon of their own educational context and expand their view onto the world of theater and the world’s theaters.
Made possible by the Thörl Stiftung

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Harbour Explorations
OPEN SCHOOL 21

“Port of Hope” Harbor Tour – Colonialism, Migration and Racism
Cocoa from Cameroon, copper from Namibia, copra from Samoa: Hamburg’s free-trade port with the Speicherstadt was the hub of German colonial trade; above all, Hamburg’s “Pfeffersäcke” were the ones who profited. Resistance against colonial domination was bloody: since 1904, the troop transports to Africa left from the Baakenhafen to quell the anti-colonial uprisings in Namibia and German East Africa. In this harbor tour, we will follow the traces of colonialism and globalization and ask: what is the price of progress?
The Hafengruppe Hamburg will also report during the tour on the people who have passed through the “gate to the world” in the past – and today. Where were the first emigration barracks and what was the situation for these people? You can see places in the port where people from other countries were used as a work force at different times, and you will learn something about the current housing situation for refugees today and how they are being dealt with.
!! Max 60 per tour!

28.5. / 4:00 pm 
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4.6. / 4:00 pmTICKET>>
9.6. / 4:00 pmTICKET>>
Departure at Anleger Vorsetzen/City-Sporthafen, Barkassen-Centrale Ehlers. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. Location


Columbus the Pirate Tour – Insight into the Whole Story
Hamburg’s youngest city district, the HafenCity, is supposed to radiate “a flair that is both cosmopolitan and open to the world”. Squares and streets were named after European men of great repute: Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan. Sent out to secure gold and labor for European royal dynasties, they mark the beginning of a colonial system that created the wealth and dominance for the European continent.
In this tour, the political scientist Tania Mancheno poses many questions. Who were the people who greeted Columbus? Who was Lapu-Lapu? What was the traditional context for Humboldt and Hamburg’s Godeffroy? Whose story is told when, how and where? Whose story isn’t?
Tania Mancheno looks at historic events and their effects, and she shows that the “whole story” always needs many perspectives. Stations: Magellan terraces, new Harrisbazar, Vespuccihaus, Kolumbushaus.

!!Max. 25 people per tour.  A HVV ticket is required.

26.5. / 4:00 pm / Haven - das Festivalzentrum TICKET>>
27.5. / 4:00 pm / Haven - das Festivalzentrum TICKET>>

The HafenCity and Its Colonial Heritage
The tour leads from the historic center with its representative merchants’ houses to the HafenCity. The focus will lie on Hamburg’s companies, Hamburg’s self-representation and different phases of globalization that have made the city wealthy. The trade goods that led to riches primarily originated from southern countries, some of them from former German colonies. Palm oil, coffee and margarine are examined more closely. And the question is posed, whether the HafenCity’s choices of names are truly an “expression of internationality”, as the HafenCity GmbH claims.
The historian Wiebke Johannsen directs attention to architecture and reports on business models and the differences and similarities between the 19th and 21st centuries (stations: Afrika-Haus, Kornhausbrücke, Magellan and Marco Polo terraces, Unilever building).


!!Max. 25 people per tour. A HVV ticket is required.

2.6. / 4:00 pm / Haven - das Festivalzentrum TICKET>>
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Flowing City Tour– Changes & Movement in the Port
A new city district is being created with the HafenCity; it has been given a costly landmark. An industrial area at the port turns into an exclusive high-class city district? Life in Hamburg’s center hasn’t been changed for the first time. The Neustadt and St. Pauli have been residential areas that were influenced by industrial work (e.g. in the ports or the St. Pauli brewery). In the era of globalization, the working world has also changed in St. Pauli. The traces of gentrification can also be clearly felt here. At the same time, in St. Pauli the solidarity against displacement of low-income residents especially strong. The question of having rights to a city – i.e. who decides how one lives in a city – is being loudly posed by many initiatives.
In a tour from the HafenCity to St. Pauli, the historian and city district activist Martin Reiter offers an insight into the history of living next to the Elbe river and introduces initiatives that are working against displacement and gentrification.
!!Max. 25 people per tour. A HVV ticket is required.

10.06. / 4:00 pm / Haven - das Festivalzentrum
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Junges Theater der Welt 2017
THALIA JUNG UND MEHR

The theater education department of the Thalia Theater approaches the subject of the port in a variety of projects in the context of the festival. Adolescents from the “Thalia Treffpunkt” will present performances in public space; urban harbor rallies will trace paths through the city to the Elbe. Whether they go to the port and water or the horizon of meaning inherent in the word “freedom”, whether site specific or as a local bar piece with Hamburg’s originals – the perspectives and work methods are as diverse as the subject itself. Based on the central festival theme and in laboratories for school groups of all subjects and grades, the issues of logistics and global goods transport, work in the port or colonialism will all be examined. School theater groups show what they have developed for selected festival productions, and in an installation close to the festival center, pupils will present their artistic approach to Hamburg’s port in an installation close to the festival center. In cooperation with the Hamburger Volkshochschule, discussions will take place and backstage insights will be given; a photo workshop will go on a tour of discovery in Hamburg’s port. And a digital collection will offer an overview of all 250 school projects that will be created in the context of the festival.

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE
THE MODERN ERA. TRANSFER OF GOODS AND KNOWLEDGE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

Would we have discovered the New World without a knowledge of the stars? The amount of knowledge from the classic period that was developed further in the orient to then return to Europe via trade routes is demonstrated by the many objects that the museum collects in its art chambers.
Guided tours: 27.05., 03.06., 10.06. / 2:00 pm
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe 12 Euro / reduced 8 Euro
 
MKG FÜR NEWCOMER
The guided tour in German, English and Arabic includes six different fields that connect history, daily life, music and different cultures.
Tours scheduled on request:
vermittlung@mkg-hamburg.de

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Historische Museen Hamburg
DIE WELT SPIELT HAFEN
AN INSTALLATION OF THE DEUTSCHE HAFENMUSEUM

Next to the Elbphilharmonie, the Deutsche Hafenmuseum is another cultural highlight project. It is meant to be a museum of international import and high social relevance. “We want a museum that is open to the world, multi-lingual and with a low barriers.” (Cultural Senator Brosda). The museum is being planned at present and will have its first public appearance at Theater der Welt 2017 with the installation “Die Welt spielt Hafen”. The installation, which will be made up of used objects, will be created in cooperation with Hamburg’s citizens: they will lend their maritime toys to the project.

 

More information at: www.deutsches-hafenmuseum.de