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Exhibition “Architectura Navalis – Floating Baroque” at Deutsches Technikmuseum

August 9 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Exhibition “Architectura navalis – Floating Baroque” at Deutsches Technikmuseum
Friday, 9 August at 10:00 (Meeting at 9:50)

What do the tall ships of the Baroque era (ca. 1575-1770) have in common with the palaces of Louis XIV? The exhibition introduces visitors to the expressiveness and majestic forms of Baroque art and provides surprising answers to this perhaps unusual question.

Maike Priesterjahn, curator of the exhibition, will show us the mutual influence between royal ship design and monumental architecture, and how this development helped generate the central motifs of Late Baroque art, known as Rococo.

At the center of it all is the evolution of the ship’s stern, especially in Baroque France. Shipbuilding there was marked by strict organizational structures, highly qualified artists and scientists, and close personal links to the world of palace architecture. For precisely these reasons – thus the hypothesis of the exhibition – the origin of Rococo can be traced to French shipbuilding of the time.

►Venue: Deutsches Technikmuseum, Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin

►Meeting: at 9:50 in the main entrance near the ticket counter.

►Getting there: U-Bahn: U1, U3, U7 Möckernbrücke or U1, U2, U3 Gleisdreieck, Bus M29 Schöneberger Brücke.

►Cost: Entrance fee of €8 (or €5 with group discount for groups of 10+ persons) to be paid at the day. The decision about a possible group discount will be made at 10:00 depending upon if there are enough attendees for the group discounts present, so please be on time. The entrance fee will give you access not only to the special exhibition but also to all the other exhibitions in the museum on that day.

►Register: Please sign up with Angela, treasurer.awcberlin@gmail.com, as soon as possible, but latest before 2 August as the group must be registered at the museum in advance. This event is open to members and (female & male) guests. All registrations will be handled in the order they are received. Members of the BIWC have also been invited to attend this event.

RSVP: treasurer.awcberlin@gmail.com


August 9
10:00 - 12:00
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