German folk tales - British Museum

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Ground floor Level 1

Members’ cloakroom

Level -1

Anthropology Library and Research Centre

North stairs

Up to 24 and Great Court or down to the Montague Place entrance

33c

Montague Place entrance

Friday 12 December, 18.00–21.00

Level -1 & 0

Level 0

Up to 20a Down to 77

24

West stairs Level 0

Down to 25 Up to Members’ Room via West stairs & lift Level 0

17

East stairs

Court Café Great Court Shop

Level 0

1

Collections Shop Up to Room 35 – Germany: memories of a nation

Families Desk F Down to Ford Centre

South stairs

1 Great Court Level 0

Down to Clore Centre

Grenville Room

Gallery Café Level 0

Main entrance Great Russell Street

Activity – see programme for details © The Trustees of the British Museum 12/2014

German folk tales

This map shows the locations of the events and activities. You can pick up a free at the 33 map of the whole Museum 33 Information Desk in the Great Court. Level 1 Up to 95 and 67 North Level 1 stairs

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Germany: memories of a nation Until 25 Jan 2015 ★★★★ The Times This exhibition examines elements of German history from the past 600 years in the context of the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. From the Renaissance to reunification and beyond, the show uses objects to investigate the complexities of addressing a German history which is full of both triumphs and tragedies. Navigate through Germany’s many political changes – from the Holy Roman Empire through unification in the 1870s and the troubled 20th century to today’s economic powerhouse at the centre of Europe. Explore art by Dürer, Holbein and Richter, and marvel at technological achievements through the ages which gave the world Gutenberg’s printing press, Meissen porcelain, the Bauhaus movement and modern design icon the VW Beetle. £10, Members/under 16s free Last chance to see Sponsored by Betsy and Jack Ryan

In this enthralling new book, Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, discusses the complex history, culture and identity of Germany by telling the stories behind 30 key objects. Beginning with the 15th-century invention of the Gutenberg press, the book ventures beyond the usual sticking point of the Second World War to get to the heart of a nation that has given us Luther and Hitler, the Beetle and Brecht. The book accompanies the BBC Radio 4 series and the British Museum exhibition. Available in the Museum shops and online at britishmuseum.org/shop £25, hardback

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An evening of festivities inspired by German folk tales and folklore. Free, just drop in

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Cover: The castle of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. © Tara Parmer. Porcelain rhinoceros based on Dürer’s print. Made by Johann Gottlieb Kirchner, Meissen factory, 1730. Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Photo: Herbert Jäger. 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Export Type 1. National Motor Museum.

In association with the Students’ Union of University of the Arts London, the GoetheInstitut London, the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Sponsored by Betsy and Jack Ryan With support from Salomon Oppenheimer Philanthropic Foundation

Accompanies a major series on Radio 4

Performances

Dagobert (east) 18.10–18.40 and 20.10–20.40 Grimms’ fairy tales Berlin-based Dagobert sings 18.00–18.20, 18.35– German-language love songs 18.55, 19.10–19.30 & which incorporate elements 19.45–20.05 of traditional German folk or Listen to one of the Broth