Exhibition at the rose Museum: flower of the gods and of love

The exhibition room of the stone further rose Museum has been transformed into a library room. However, only at first glance. Because the books that seem to fil

Exhibition at the rose Museum: flower of the gods and of love

The exhibition room of the stone further rose Museum has been transformed into a library room. However, only at first glance. Because the books that seem to fill from the floor up to the ceiling, the walls, are in reality only images "Wallpapers" – a kind of Wallpaper with a Computer-created background images. Nevertheless, the atmosphere for the new exhibition at the rose Museum is thus consistent. The Show is dedicated to rose literature, provides insight into what has been written in several centuries, the Queen of flowers and the symbolism of the Rose.

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At the same time, she conveys, with around 100 exhibits a representative impression of the remarkable library of the Museum, which has one of the few with the cultural history of the Rose in all its facets holdings.

Around 3,000 copies in the library

The Initiative for this special library of the founder of the rose Museum, Ria quarryman, their own literature in, the Museum brought in, and everywhere on the look-out kept, where and how the stocks could expand. Some two decades ago, they established contact to a Hamburger rose lover and Literature lover, of the known was, that he possessed an extensive and well-stocked rose library. When he decided for reasons of age, to separate from his group, managed the Steinfurther Museum, to buy the most important part of the private library, depending on what the budget could take.

About 500 books and journals from the private collection in Hamburg came together so by the end of the nineties and formed the basis for the Steinfurther rose library. Over the years, other printing works came from private collections, including donations, as well as from second-hand bookshops. Approximately 3000 copies of the holdings have grown until, today, almost all Genres of cover, from literature to books on Botanical, medical as well as art and cultural history technical books to articles in magazines.

a tour through the cultural history of the Rose

As Jutta Pauli, Director of the rose Museum, began to organize the library and catalog, she picked up each book individually in the Hand and discovered some treasure, as you say. This gave her the idea of the collections to a larger audience. The rose library is a presence in the library and open to everyone. Nevertheless, access is granted only after registration, so that it is usually only visitors with special concerns, the get all the to face of what the library offers.

several dozen display cases, compiled according to subject areas, invites the exhibition to tour through the cultural history of the Rose, the facets like no other Plant - and is being appreciated. As a flower of the goddess Aphrodite was already the case with the ancient Greeks as a Symbol of happy and unhappy love. The more a Poet of the time wrote about it, the more it was interpreted in the Rose into it. Sense images, such as youth, wealth, devotion and discretion were associated with the Rose. Selam is referred to in the Orient, even as their own art, thoughts and feelings through the flower to tell.

Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 22:19

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