Gdansk in aerial photographs in the interwar years

An exhibition by the Herder Institute in collaboration with the publishing house VIA NOVA Wroclaw and the cultural office of the City of Gdansk Under the aegis of the Mayor of the City of Gdansk.

Gdansk in aerial photographs in the interwar years

Danzig im Luftbild der Zwischenkriegszeit, englisch

This exhibition, supported by the City of Gdansk, presents historical photographs from the image archive of the Herder Institute, Marburg, 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 in Marburg and the Historical Museum of the City of Gdansk on the one hand and the Wroclaw publishing house VIA NOVA on the other.

An accompanying volume has been produced in parallel with the exhibition; its 113 images show the sea ports of Zoppot, Brösen, Heubude and Glettkau and some hydroelectric plant locations, in addition to the city of Gdansk with its suburbs and harbour; it also has explanatory captions.

Ewa and Wojciech Szymańcy (Uphagenhaus, Gdansk) are the main authors and curators of the book and exhibition project "Gdansk in aerial photographs in the interwar years". Both have researched and published items on the architecture and history of Gdansk for many years. Thomas Urban (Herder Institute) must also be named as an additional author; he wrote a contribution on the collection of historical oblique aerial photographs at the Herder Institute. The book and the exhibition hope to make a contribution to the research into shared Polish-German heritage and how it is imparted.

» Gdańsk in Aerial Photography from the Interwar Period. From the Collections of the Herder Institute Marburg. Hg. von Ewa Barylewska-Szymańska, Elke Bauer, Wojciech Szymański, Thomas Urban. Marburg-Wrocław 2010.

» Danzig im Luftbild der Zwischenkriegszeit. Aus den Sammlungen des Herder-Instituts Marburg.
Hg. von Ewa Barylewska-Szymańska, Elke Bauer, Wojciech Szymański, Thomas Urban. Marburg-Wrocław 2010.

»Gdańsk na fotografii lotniczej z okresu międzywojennego. Ze zbiorów Instytutu Herdera w Marburgu. Marburg-Wrocław 2010.

Pictures of the exhibition

Dates of the exhibition

02.10.2015 – 10.01.2016
Westpreußisches Landesmuseum, Warendorf
22.04.2013 – 14.06.2013
Polnische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
13.11.2012 – 28.02.2013
Herder-Institut, Marburg
21.05.2010 – 21.06.2010
Langer Markt, Danzig