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Week 38: Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg (SHMH)
Located at Germany, Hamburg.
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#MuseumDerArbeit ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The idea for the Museum der Arbeit first emerged at the end of the 1970s in response to the massive structural changes that were affecting work in industrial nations all over the world, and hence also had an impact on Hamburg. In 1980 a Museum Society presented itself to the public, preparing the way for founding the Museum of Work with many ideas, exhibitions and projects. This eventually led to opening the Museum of Work in the former buildings of the “New York Hamburger Gummi-Waaren Compagnie” in 1997. The “New Factory”, built in the year 1908, was carefully converted into a suitable space for exhibitions. Together with the “Old Factory” from 1871, the Gatehouse, the Tin Foundry and the Boiler House, this forms an impressive ensemble of historical industrial architecture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our models of the port and the city show the evolution of the last 1200 years. It's fascinating how much Hamburg has changed. Not only did the city expand in size, but also in traffic and the accessibilty of water-ways. This ensured the development of Hamburg being one of Europe’s busiest port-cities. ⠀⠀⠀
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Klaus Störtebeker is a North German legend. Even today, the alleged golden treasure in the masts of his ship is a popular story. The fact that it was swarming with pirates around 1400 in the North Sea and Baltic Sea is historically proven. Hamburg merchants tried to protect their goods by traveling in association and under the protection of armed escorts. For pirates – when they were caught - the medieval law provided a cruel punishment: they cut off their heads, which were nailed to a stake as a deterrent for all. Investigations showed that the execution of the owners of these skulls took place between 1375 and 1430, on the Grasbrook, which at that time was Hamburg's place of execution. Today, it’s the region in the city where the famous Speicherstadt or wharehouse district is located. In 1400 it was probably the notorious and most famous pirate Klaus Störtebeker who was beheaded here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#MuseumFuerHamburgischeGeschichte
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In the early morning hours of May 5th, 1842, the horrible fires started, that destroyed more than a quarter of the entire city of Hamburg in just 82 hours. The devastating fires have changed and shaped the city in ways, which led to mdernity in city planning for the city, but also took many lives, ruined families and businesses. While rebuilding the city, the planning took in modern measures in city planning with wider streets, gas lights, and a central waterworks, that ensured save drinking water for the city’s inhabitants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Reeperbahn with its almost one kilometers of length is the most famous street in Hamburg's entertainment district of St. Pauli, if not in all of Hamburg. At the beginning of the 17th century, so-called Reepschläger, rope makers, settled here in the open field at the gates between Hamburg and Altona. A "Reep" or rope refers to a hemp hawser in seafaring. To make such a rope, you will need an around 300 meters long, straight track. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The fan-shaped shoulder blade of a whale (18th century) served years as a tavern sign and gave the Hamburger street "shoulder blade" its name. The whale shoulder blades were basically trash, because the whalers were hardly interested in the whale skeleton. What they made good money with was, in addition to the important fuel and luminescent oil, especially the whalebone, as the baleen from the mouth of the baleen whale was called. From them one made combs and clips, buttons as well as umbrella and corset poles. ⠀⠀⠀
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The Museum of Hamburg History was founded in 1908. In 1922, it moved to its present building, designed and built between 1914 and 1922 by the leading Hamburg architect and municipal planning director, Fritz Schumacher. The museum was erected on the site of the former Bastion Henricus, a section of the baroque fortifications which had been built between 1616 and 1625 by the Dutchman Jan van Valckenborgh to render the city impregnable. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This grandcottage from the Vierlanden region close to Hamburg was brought as a collection piece in 1956 into the Altonaer museum and is an almost identical rebuilt. To show some insights into the construction of the old farmhouses, the thatched roof was only half covered. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The painting Altonia (1900, by Otto Marcus) was commissioned for the new Altona Town Hall, built between 1896 and 1898. It is full of allusions to the economic boom of the city of Altona, which was derived from port management and fishing. The female embodiment of Altona holds in its left hand the waving flag of the city. She stands at the bow of a dinghy with fishing tackle, which serves as a symbol of the fishing industry. The steamboat "Vorwärts Altona" (meaning Go Altona!)heads to the modern day of the Altonaer harbor with its fishing cutters, large ships and steamers. Smoking chimneys on the river banks point towards the importance of the industry for the economy of the
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#AltonaerMuseum
This picture was made by Emil Puls. It’s a historical view of the Altonaer Museum with the building’s façade as it was in 1928.
When the founders met on October 11, 1863 to launch the Public Museum on Altona’s grand Palmaille boulevard, it was a particularly unspectacular event. Only when, more than three decades later, Otto Lehmann was appointed as the first professional director of the museum did the museum become much more significant: the zoologist and geographer, who was a follower of the progressive education movement, developed a completely new concept for the museum in this large, and at that time, Prussian city, which he was able to implement in 1901 in the prestigious new building on today’s Platz der Republik.
After destruction during the war and a terrible fire which destroyed valuable parts of the collection in May 1980, this traditional establishment has developed into a museum that, on the one hand, looks into the history and development of Altona, a district of Hamburg today, and on the other hand also deals with the cultural history of northern Germany. ⠀⠀⠀
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The Altonaer Museum, one of the largest regional museums in Germany, focuses on the art and cultural history of Northern Germany and presents the cultural and historical development of the Elbe region around Altona, Schleswig-Holstein and the coastal areas next to the North Sea and Baltic. With the opening of the KINDER-OLYMP, their own interactive children’s department, the Altonaer
Museum has also become a very popular destination for family-days out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We’re over the top excited to take over this account and share our 7 (!) completely different museums with you this week! The Historic Museums Hamburg Foundation is one of the largest city and regional historic museum complexes in Europe. With more than five million objects from past centuries in their collections, the foundation’s museums provide an impressive opportunity to tell the history of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Something else that is extraordinary about the collections is that they represent all the different parts of the population and the social environments which are relevant for the history of the city: in the Museum for Hamburg History we see the political and cultural accomplishments of Hamburg’s citizens; the Altonaer Museum tells us about the cultural history of the independent and freedom-loving people in the city and their Danish history; the Museum of Work shows us how structural change has led the city to develop from an industrial to a service society; the Grocers Guild Widows’ House built in the 17th century for small tradesmen and grocers; the Port Museum and the Warehouse District Museum present the everyday life of the port workers, and in the Jenisch House, we are given a glimpse of upper class culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. Last - but most definitely not least - we are planning a new German Port Museum covering the development of the port, and the museum will also deal with questions of globalization and worldwide trade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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