Exhibitions

Longing for the Faraway in the People’s Republic of Poland

Start date: 1. August 2021

End date: 31. December 2021

Exhibition

Longing for the Faraway in the People’s Republic of Poland Stefan Arczyński – A globetrotter turns 105 With more than 100,000 negatives, slides and positives, the Stefan Arczyński collection is one of the largest collections in the Herder Institute’s picture archive. On July 31, 2021, the well-known German-Polish photographer celebrated his 105th birthday. On this …

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Past exhibitions

The Life of the Baltic Nobility – Manor Houses in Estonia and Latvia​

Start date: 27. June 2020

End date: 4. October 2020

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The Life of the Baltic Nobility – Manor Houses in Estonia and Latvia Die Ausstellung stellt an Hand ausgewählter Beispiele adelige Gutsanlagen mit dem Herrenhaus im Zentrum und ihre Geschichte vor. Einige der ältesten Herrenhäuser gingen aus umgebauten Burgen der Ordensritter hervor. Noch im 18. Jahrhundert wurde ein Großteil der Gebäude aus Holz errichtet. Die …

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Cities of Lower Silesia in aerial view

Start date: 15. October 2019

End date: 20. December 2019

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Cities of Lower Silesia in aerial view Aus dem Besitz der auch in Breslau ansässigen Firma Hansa-Luftbild hat das Herder-Institut in den 1960er Jahren einen Bestand von etwa 4.500 Fotografien für sein Bildarchiv angekauft. Es handelt sich um Glasplattennegative mit Schrägluftaufnahmen aus den historischen deutschen Ostgebieten, die überwiegend von den späten 1920er Jahren bis zum …

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Upper Silesia from the air

Start date: 1. July 2019

End date: 30. September 2019

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Upper Silesia from the air Die Ausstellung macht es sich zur Aufgabe, die sowohl sprachlich-kulturell als auch sozioökonomisch vielfältige Region Oberschlesien, die sich eindeutigen nationalstaatlichen Zuordnungen gegenüber lange Zeit sperrig zeigte, einem breiten Publikum auf innovative Weise zugänglich zu machen. Die hier gezeigten Schrägluftbilder wurden zwischen 2016 und 2017 vom Berliner Fotografen Thomas Voßbeck, einem …

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Ernst Stewner. A German photographer in Poland / Niemiecki fotograf Polski

Start date: 26. September 2018

End date: 21. December 2018

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Ernst Stewner. A German photographer in Poland / Niemiecki fotograf Polski The photographer Ernst Stewner (1907-1996) was one of the most prominent practitioners of photography in Poznań and Wielkopolska between 1932 and 1945. Only a fragment of his work survived the war. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of Stewner’s work to date. Around 160 …

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Structure and Architecture. The Postindustrial Heritage of Upper Silesia

Start date: 30. May 2018

End date: 30. July 2018

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Structure and Architecture. The Postindustrial Heritage of Upper Silesia Photographs by Thomas Voßbeck Since the end of the 1980s, the Polish mining region of Upper Silesia has undergone a period of profound transformation. The heritage, especially of pre-World War Two industrial architecture, is gradually disappearing or is being converted for other uses. Many factories have …

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Stately Homes in Latvia from the Perspective of Monument Preservation

Start date: 5. March 2018

End date: 15. April 2018

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Stately Homes in Latvia from the Perspective of Monument Preservation Past and Present Day The exhibition presents a selection of historic and present-day photographs of structures and buildings on Latvian estates. Taken from the Wolff collection and Mašnovskis collection in the Herder Institute’s image archive, the placement of these pictures in connection and contrast to …

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On Both Sides of the Barricade – photography and news coverage during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

Start date: 17. October 2016

End date: 28. February 2017

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On Both Sides of the Barricade – photography and news coverage during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 Alongside Polish photographs, many of which are on public display for the first time, the exhibition also contains biographies of the photographers, which have never been researched until now. The material is supplemented by the work of the …

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Gdańsk in aerial photographs in the Interwar Years

Start date: 2. October 2015

End date: 10. January 2016

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Gdańsk in aerial photographs in the Interwar Years This exhibition, supported by the City of Gdańsk, presents historical photographs from the image archive of the Herder Institute on 30 large-format boards. The starting point of this trilingual project (Polish, German, English) is the good contacts that have already existed for years between the Herder Institute …

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In the Enemy’s Viewfinder – The German photo-journalists in occupied Warsaw 1939-1945

Start date: 7. April 2014

End date: 28. April 2014

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In the Enemy’s Viewfinder – The German photo-journalists in occupied Warsaw 1939-1945 During World War II, around 700,000 residents of Warsaw lost their lives. Almost the whole Jewish population was murdered. In 1945, Warsaw was a city that was almost destroyed and without people. The photographs on show come from the observations of the “Enemy’s …

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Wrocław in aerial photographs from the Interwar Years

Start date: 16. May 2011

End date: 30. September 2011

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Wrocław in aerial photographs from the Interwar Years In the image archive of the Herder Institute, there is a collection of 4,475 oblique aerial images, essentially from the former Prussian provinces of Silesia, Pomerania, East Prussia, the Free City of Gdansk and a few towns and villages in the province of Brandenburg to the east …

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