Digital exhibition “Open Histories” shows puzzling objects from the German Maritime Museum collection (Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum)

Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum (German Maritime Museum): Digital exhibition “Open Histories” shows puzzling objects from the German Maritime Museum collection. “Whether paintings, ship models or wooden objects: Many objects in the collection of the German Maritime Museum (DSM)/ Leibniz Institute for Maritime History in Bremerhaven pose mysteries about their history of origin. The exhibition and mediation project ‘Open Histories’ opens the view on the museum as an archive. Objects with unknown histories from colonial contexts are given new consideration. Some of them are presented to the public for the first time ever. Important information about the objects is missing. Some are not even properly described.”

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