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Window gallery with colorful cog artwork opened


Window gallery with colorful cog artwork opened

Combine a walk in the winter sun with a gallery visit? That's also possible in the Lockdown. In the extension of the German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute of Maritime History, a window gallery is now waiting for guests. It makes open-air art enjoyment possible at a distance.

These are very special works of art that will be on display in the windows of the extension building over the next few weeks: They bring back the memory of the successful summer exhibition KOGGE meets PLAYMOBIL. The "Museum in a Box" competition called on families to recreate scenes from the show in cardboard. The results of the more than 30 participants are now on display for all to see in the large windows of the extension building. The result is a colorful display landscape in which the history of the cog comes to life.

The second lockdown thwarted the actual vernissage in the cog hall opposite the historic original. Nevertheless, so that many people could see the creative works, the German Maritime Museum team organized the window gallery. "The boxes are all designed so lovingly and with such attention to detail that we didn't want to keep them from the public. After all, the public presentation was part of the competition. We hope that many walkers will enjoy the artworks as much as we did. Families will also have another opportunity to show their designed box to friends," says Sabrina Nisius from the Education and Outreach Department.
She was responsible for the competition, which was organized in cooperation with the Bremerhaven Civic Foundation, and was pleased with the lively participation. 33 boxes were designed. The participants came from Bremerhaven, Bremen and the surrounding area. Six works were submitted by elementary school classes from Geestemünde and Lehe. "We would like to say thank you once again for the lively interest in the competition. It shows us once again that the KOGGE trifft PLAYMOBIL exhibition was well received by young and old and that the history of the wreck, which is our most important exhibit, will be remembered."

Once the German Maritime Museum is allowed to reopen, the window gallery will be closed and the art boxes will be available for families to pick up.


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Thomas Joppig

+49 471 482 07 832

The window gallery on the DSM extension.

Photo: DSM / Annica Müllenberg


Opening hours

Cog hall: daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Ships: daily 10 am to 5:45 pm

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


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