Virtual exhibitions in the DDB

By Archivportal-D

Some archives have been busy again and have set up great virtual exhibitions with the DDBStudio. If you can't really go to the museum, these entertaining and attractively designed insights are highly recommended.

If you work in a cultural institution and would like to curate a virtual exhibition yourself, you can find more information at DDBpro.

Roses and thistles. Birthday letters to Stefan George

A virtual exhibition of the Stefan George Archive at the Württembergische Landesbibliothek

Stefan George
Stefan George | Fotograf: Walter Kempner, aus der Sammlung von: Stefan George Archiv |

July 12, 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of Stefan George's birth. The exhibition of the Stefan George Archive, which was on display at the Württembergische Landesbibliothek in Stuttgart from June 28 to August 10, 2018 and has been published digitally in an expanded version since 2020, shows birthday letters addressed to the poet from the years 1896 to 1933.

To the exhibition in German

Youth military units. "A Duty of Honor to the Fatherland": The Military Preparation of Youth in the Gütersloh District during the First World War

A virtual exhibition of the Kreisarchiv Gütersloh

Die Neuenkirchener Jugendwehr mit Schülerkapelle, um 1915/16.
The Neuenkirchen youth militia with school band, ca. 1915/1916. | Rietberg municipal archives, taken from: Manfred Beine, Rietberg. Das Postkartenbuch, Rietberg 2005, S. 139

On August 16, 1914, the Prussian Minister of War, the Minister of Culture, and the Minister of the Interior appealed to all young people over the age of 16 to participate in military preparation exercises. Participation in such events "for moral and physical invigoration" was "a duty of honor to the fatherland".

To the exhibition in German