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Lord Mayor Feldmann congratulates Historical Museum on 140th birthday

05.06.2018 | 08:16 Clock | Citywhispers
Lord Mayor Feldmann congratulates Historical Museum on 140th birthday

(ffm) Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann on Sunday, June 3, on the occasion of the 140th birthday of the <link _blank>Historisches Museum. Birthday of the <link https: www.frankfurt-tipp.de freizeit s das-historische-museum-frankfurt-macht-stadtgeschichte-erlebbar.html _blank>Historisches Museum appreciated the work of the exhibition house. In his congratulatory speech, he traced the process of transformation from a specialist museum of history to a modern city museum. At the same time, he acknowledged that its new building, the Römerberg and the reconstructed old town harmoniously complement each other.

The History Museum was opened on 18 June 1878. Founded on a civic initiative, it is Frankfurt's oldest museum supported by the city's society. It moved into its highly acclaimed new building in autumn 2017. With new approaches, it aims to make history particularly tangible and to establish relationships with the present and the future.

"With its new concepts &sbquo;Frankfurt once' and &sbquo;Frankfurt now', the museum offers interesting insights into the past of the fair city. This creates an understanding of the past, present and future. This makes the museum a forum for the development of our city," said Feldmann. Part of the new concept is the integration of the Children's Museum as a "Young Museum" in the new building. The Lord Mayor expressed his delight at this step, which will bring a variety of exhibition and educational opportunities for the younger generation.

"The museum, the new old town and the Römerberg ensemble complement each other perfectly. They merge into a wonderful whole!", said Feldmann. In this way, 800 years of the city's history can be walked through and transported into the future. He emphasized: "Such a project is unique!" It shows that Frankfurt has the future in mind, but is very much aware of its past, he told the guests. Among them were museum director Jan Gerschow, chairman of the board of trustees Roland Gerschermann and Joana Sousa Monteiro, director of the Lisbon City Museum and that of CAMOC (global network of city museums).

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