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Exhibition "Objects of Knowledge"

We would like to invite you to discover how things are transformed into ‘objects of knowledge’. See what is done to acquire these objects and how they are systematised, categorised, archived and used for current research and teaching. The exhibition will be open to the public from 3 June to 7 October 2012 in the Paulinerkirche.

OPENING HOURS Tue - Sun 11 am – 6 pm

ENTRANCE FEES Day ticket 3,50 Euro, reduces 1,50 Euro children until the age of 12 get in free

Starting with a look back at the so-called ‘Academic Museum’, which housed the University’s collections between 1773 and 1840, ‘Objects of Knowledge’ will offer an overview of the richness and variety of the 30 collections today. Learn about the proposed ‘House of Knowledge’ (working title), a forum-like centre and exhibition space to be run in cooperation with the City of Göttingen and its Historical Museum. The richly-illustrated companion volume ‘Dinge des Wissens’ is being published by Göttingen’s Wallstein Verlag. The exhibition and extensive accompanying programme are aimed at the general public.

The University of Göttingen is home to many nationally- and internationally-renowned collections in the fields of natural science, humanities and medicine. To highlight the tremendous potential of these academic collections, the University is currently preparing a special exhibition as part of its 275th anniversary celebrations in 2012. The exhibition is sponsored by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture

Exhibition ‘Objects of Knowledge’
Organizer: The University of Göttingen
Location: Pauliner Church
Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen
2 June to 7 October 2012

Dr. Susanne Ude-Koeller
Head of Project
Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen
phone +49 (0)551/ 39-10903