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Thu., 08/11/2022 - Sun., 09/11/2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Remembering, preserving, communicating – the Wewelsburg Memorial Museum in miniature form

Location: Erinnerungs- und Gedenkstätte Wewelsburg, Sonderausstellungsraum
Address: Burgwall 19, 33142 Büren

Special exhibition cooperation with Paderborn University

Paderborn University student teachers of the subjects art and Protestant theology created museum suitcases as part of the project “Wewelsburg Castle – in touch with cultural heritage”. The suitcases featured various objects and materials, offering visitors an opportunity to discover and explore the history of Wewelsburg Castle in an educational way. The exhibition started on Thursday, 11. August and ran for a month, during which visitors could view the project results in the Special Exhibition Room of Wewelsburg 1933-1945 Memorial Museum.

“The resurgence of right-wing tendencies and group-focused enmity such as anti-Semitism and racism mean it is now more important than ever to responsibly address Wewelsburg Castle’s regional history from 1933 to 1945. The aim of this project was to process the Wewelsburg’s history didactically and make it accessible to visitors by means of the museum suitcase,” said Paderborn University lecturers Dr. Larissa Eikermann (Art) and Dr. Stephanie Lerke (Protestant Theology). Students were free to choose the concrete topic and how to implement it. When they have completed their studies, they will be able to use the mobile miniature museums in their own lessons.

Please note the opening times of the Wewelsburg 1933–1945 Memorial Museum and the applicable corona requirements in place.