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VISUAL PIECES - Maritime digitally discovered


VISUAL PIECES - Maritime digitally discovered

The new special exhibition "SEH-STÜCKE - Maritimes digital entdeckt" at the Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum (DSM) / Leibniz-Institut für Maritime Geschichte (Leibniz Institute of Maritime History) provides insights into the interior of 24 historical navigation instruments, medicine bottles, scrimshaws and finds from the "Bremer Kogge" by means of state-of-the-art technology. From October 20, 2023, to April 30, 2024, in addition to the physical exhibits, their digital images can be viewed for the first time.

The exhibition "SEH-STÜCKE - Maritimes digital entdeckt"  is a presentation of various perspectives on the collection of the DSM. Even the large medieval ship of the cog is actually made up of many smaller components. In addition, there are some more recent finds that can be viewed in more detail. They arise from the historical collection of different centuries and the accompanying technical reference systems. With the technological development, ways of representation change and new insights of museum research are gained.

Who has not wished to be able to look through surfaces - for example, into a ship's clock in order to understand the interaction of the cogs in measuring time? Thanks to the new special exhibition "SEH-STÜCKE - Maritimes digital entdeckt", which will be shown in the Kogge-Halle from Friday, October 20, 2023, until April 30, 2024, guests will also be able to look directly into the interior of a can sextant, look beneath the surface of artistically decorated pottwalz and explore the medicine pills of old ship pharmacies. X-ray images, as they are also known from medicine or from the luggage control at the airport, created with a 3D X-ray microscope at the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes at the University of Bremen, enable these insights.

The SAW research and exhibition project Digital Materialities undertakes to transfer new possibilities of digital imaging techniques into the exhibition area. Virtual 3D products based on X-ray and CT scans become the object of observation. They complement the historical exhibits with new views. The technical use of digital enhancement opens up unusual perspectives, for example on the inner workings of the exhibits. Sometimes the digital copies become aesthetic objects in their own right.


Special exhibition "SEH-STÜCKE - Maritimes digital entdeckt" on view from October 20, 2023 to April 30, 2024 in the Cog Hall.

Exhibition program

"Highlight on Sunday" in the Kogge-Halle each 3 p.m. on November 19, 2023, January 21, 2024 and February 18, 2024.

Family offer: 3D hologram to go, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, 2 to 5 p.m.
Vacation offering for children ages eight to twelve: Discovering Museum Objects in a New Light, Wednesday, March 20,2024, 2 to 5 p.m.

"Wissen um 11" at the Haus der Wissenschaft Bremen, Sandstraße 4/5, Saturdays at 11 a.m. on Dec. 9, 2023; Jan. 13, 2024; Feb. 10, 2024; March 9, 2024; and April 13, 2024.

See all offrers in the calendar.

Digital copy of a chronometer. Scan: MAPEX / EZRT / DSM


Digital copy of a barometer. Scan: MAPEX / EZRT / DSM


Digital copy of a Chinese compass. Scan: MAPEX / EZRT / DSM


Digitalisat eines Flaschenfragments.

Digitized fragment of a bottle. Scan: MAPEX / EZRT / DSM


Digitalisat einer Pfeife.

Digital copy of a pipe. Scan: MAPEX / EZRT / DSM


Digitalisat einer Pottwalzahnskulptur.

Digital copy of a pottwaltooth sculpture. Scan: MAPEX / EZRT / DSM


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Cog hall: Monday closed, TUE - SUN from 10 am to 6 pm

Ships: closed

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Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven


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