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Virtual exhibitions in the DDB

By Archivportal-D

Two archives have been busy again and have created great virtual exhibitions with the DDBStudio. If you can't really go to a 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.


"Ik denke der Affe laust mir!" Prussia after the foundation of the Reich 1871

A virtual exhibition by Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Virtuelle Ausstellung Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Cover of the exhibition "Ik denke der Affe laust mir!", after a lithograph by Félix Régamey, caricature taken from: “La République à Outance”, Paris, holdings of bpk, Image-Nr. 30019786 (Free access - no reuse)

The proclamation of King Wilhelm I of Prussia as German Emperor on 18 January 1871 sealed the foundation of the German Empire. In this virtual exhibition, the Secret State Archives of Prussian Cultural Heritage illuminates the self-image of the Prussian kings, who now had to find their way into their new role as German Emperors, as well as the social consequences of tenement building, the development of the economy or the increasing militarisation of society. The founding of the empire under Prussian leadership had a lasting impact on the further course of German history; but it also had numerous repercussions and repercussions for Prussia.

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Lifestyle in the archive. Hessian clothing from six centuries

A virtual exhibition by Hessisches Landesarchiv

Virtuelle Ausstellung Hessisches Landesarchiv

Fashion models in front of the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, photo: Rudolph, holdings of Hessisches Landesarchiv (CC BY 4.0)

Fashion, lifestyle and the archives? That is not a contradiction. The reality of life in past eras is continuously reflected in the written records kept in the Hessische Landesarchiv. This also documents the fashion of days gone by. The online exhibition will attempt to look into the minds of contemporaries via the clothing and accessories of past centuries in order to get beyond the shell into the intentions and world views behind it.

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