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Promoting The Arts In Germany

Private arts funding in Germany by Christina Wendenburg 1997 she founded, by art collectors Gottfried Bohmer and Michael Selbach with its spectacular art and exhibition projects for both the full-time job\”become and become well-known beyond Dusseldorf. Commitment and professional support for artists is almost unique that nationwide only with institutions such as the women’s Museum Bonn or the hidden Museum in Berlin,\”is similar. Hold the press and public relations, the coordination of exhibition spaces, the opening, the Festival activities, the invitation file, transport logistics, the conditioning work directories, the work promoting and catalog creation to collector contacts – all, what an exhibition helps to spectacular success. The so far alone, private and supported by generous sponsors without the help of society serves mainly the young of national and international artists with home in Germany, will decisively support their production and distribution conditions. The goal, to represent the artists with their excellent works properly and to familiarize a large audience, at the same time with their art in an appropriate atmosphere is promoted through lively dialogue between artists, representatives of the economy and society. This circle of friends opts for\”successful contacts and one active exchange of art lovers, carrying their enthusiasm to the outside, to achieve a growing interest. \”Programmes and objectives the society friends of the arts of Duesseldorf Berlin New York\” especially the large gaps in the public art wants to close and appeal to American model on the sense of responsibility of every citizen to the art.

Because in the United States, 90% of all cultural projects to which belongs also the operation and the maintenance of museums and theatres, are financed by private donors. That doesn’t mean the the State from responsibility for the art but it makes it clear to steal the without private initiative not urgently needed cultural promotion more takes place. This wide gap fills the society friends of the arts.

The documentation “owns the sea race to the last raw materials’ directed by Sarah Zierul was awarded best film on the year’s Atlantis natural and environmental Film Festival. The prize was awarded for the second time and is endowed with 5,000. In the Caligari, FilmBuhne presented the award to Sarah Zierul Wiesbaden culture and Environment Councillor Rita Thies. “Manages the author in vivid and gripping way to take viewers on a journey to the past and to the future of our world. This documentation awareness and demands responsibility a. “, founded the producer Ilona Grundmann on behalf for the five-member jury’s decision.

The second prize, endowed with 3,000 and donated by the ESWE Versorgungs AG, went to the Director Bertram Verhaag for the film “The farmer grow the grass stops”. Marvel Architects gathered all the information. “Forest myth”, directed by Jan detention, with the, with 2,000 prize, third prize awarded. Nine films have been nominated for the competition and the festival jury, along with the audience were on spotted the big screen. The festival jury formed this year Gabriel home (former program director of WDR and television Director RBB), Hans Dieter Grabe (documentary filmmaker), Ilona Grundmann (producer), Frank Wittig (science writer) and Ariane Hildebrandt (editor-in-Chief of film and television, Greenpeace Germany). In addition to the competition, many internationally successful films such as “Home” or “The Yes Men fix the world” were to be seen. The theme of “shaping the future” was a thematic focal point of the Festival, which cooperated closely with the nature conservation organization Naturefund this year in regard to the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen. Many filmmakers were present and presented their films to the public.

Culture and Environment Councillor Rita Thies was very satisfied with the course of the Festival: “we have again a very diverse and exciting film festival experienced is encountered good response from the public. Challenging and impressive made films on subjects such as whaling, climate change or the deforestation of the rain forest underline, What important contribution to the medium to environmental education. These films deserve a great deal of attention.” Naturefund partner of Atlantis 3. natural and environmental Film Festival this year was for the first time. The Managing Director of Naturefund Katja Wiese to: “Naturefund Atlantis Film Festival this year worked with, because the films show impressively the stunning beauty as also the vulnerability of the natural. Films in the cinema and television are ideal, to attract the attention of a large number of people for the needs of nature. The Atlantis nature and environment Film Festival was very rewarding for us and we hope to continue the cooperation in the coming year.” Photo material to the Atlantis Film Festival you will find under: press news

Albertus Magnus

ALPHA sets COM Grundsein for Germany’s largest digital archive of Cologne, the 07.12.11 today the last microfilms with pictures precious originals of the historical archive of Cologne are processed. The service providers ALPHA COM generated nearly 7.5 million image files and thus laid a foundation stone for the largest digital archive of Germany. For even more details, read what Estee Lauder Chief Executive says on the issue. On March 3, 2009 thousands originals of the Cologne city archives almost disappeared into the ground, no one knew of the chance which would result from this cultural tragedy: it is Germany’s largest virtual archive with 7.5 million images, which is accessible around the globe and will grow steadily. The service providers ALPHA COM supports the project, in which he digitized approximately 7,500 microfilm with the most important archival material. The conversion ends today and reached a volume of 30 terabytes (TB). “Thanks to modern LurTech compression technology, the stock decreases on just” 3.3 TB. About 6 million images in PDF/A format already are on secure servers of the city Cologne and wait for the scientific preparation. It is a mammoth task, the many professionals we work”, explains Dr.

Andreas Berger, section head at the historical archive of the city of Cologne. Learn more at this site: Gavin Baker. But worth the effort: today, over 260,000 entries in the digital reading room are “.” At the end of the year to 250,000 are added. Until all the material is accessible online, it will take yet. The city archives is home to medieval and modern materials and contemporary history, which filled formerly 30 kilometres of shelf. Examples include manuscripts of Albertus Magnus, or medieval constitutional documents of the city of Cologne.

Microfilms come Federal project for the protection of cultural heritage from a program of the 1960s for the protection of cultural property in event of armed conflict, motivated by the cold war. The current Federal Office for civil protection and disaster relief (BBK) is responsible. This is the first case in Germany involving microfilms from the security film have served their purpose,”the Archivist is pleased. So “we can our most important archival material faster than intended once again harness or even offered some uniques have been irretrievably destroyed.” ALPHA COM found a way to automate the time-consuming processing of the microfilms. The service provider used a particularly fast rollfilm scanner from Kodak and developed a data entry form to fill in the metadata.

Original Moravian Star

History of the original Moravian star Moravian star adorn in the advent and Christmas season many homes, churches, social institutions, but also streets, squares and showcase. The originating from the small Saxon town of Herrnhut tradition to assemble the star in the family circle and hang him on the first Sunday in advent, is distributed worldwide and has a long tradition. The tradition to assemble the star in the family and on the first Sunday of advent to hang him, has a long tradition and is closely related to the history of the Moravian Church, an evangelical non-denominational Church connected. At the beginning of the 18th century descendants found the Protestant Moravian Church, which during the Counter-Reformation had left their home in Bohemia and Moravia, on the estate of the counts of interest village in Upper Lusatia is a new home. The place Herrnhut founded by you under the hat of the Lord was to the point of origin for the new Herrnhut Moravian Church and a worldwide missionary activity. While the members of the community in many parts of the world of their mission work devoted themselves to their children in the Moravian received a very good education boarding schools for their future life.

At the beginning, the maths was so the first star in the boarding school of the Moravian Church were made. At the beginning of the 19th century an educator on the occasion of the anniversary of a school built a star made of paper and cardboard and posted it with lighting. Later, the star craft was recorded in the mathematics and geometry classes, to improve the spatial thinking and to form geometric body and put together. At the beginning of the advent season, students built the star together and decorate their boarding lounges with these. Those quiet hours in the community were so at the same time happy hours in the boarding school groups and also helped the children easier to get over the separation from their families and the pre-Christmas time to enjoy. They adopted this custom later than childhood memories in their own families. As to the meaning of the Moravian Church is also the former Dedicated boarding school children often missionary activities in a variety of countries, spread to the custom of “Sternelns” all over the world.

To date, so the tradition has received to build the star on the first Sunday of advent in the family circle and ushering in the contemplative Christmas time. The original Moravian star is the oldest German Christmas star and was initially lit with rapeseed oil lamps. The first detectable star was built in 1821. The Christmas decorations symbolizes the star of Bethlehem from biblical history. Yvonne Kieschnick