Aus­s­tel­lungen 2018

06.12.-20.12.2018: "Zwis­chen Krieg und Frieden": Ex­hib­i­tion of his­tor­ic­al chil­dren's and youth draw­ings of the 20th cen­tury

From 6 to 20 December 2018, the University Library is presenting an exhibition of historical children's and youth drawings from the 20th century. As historical documents and sources, the selected works reflect the diversity of perspectives of entire generations in times of war and peace. Historical photographs, drawings and paintings on the subject of childhood complement the works on display.

Over the course of the 20th century, children's and young people's drawings have authentically and directly depicted the social upheavals, the dramatic changes in many societies, war, suffering and displacement as well as the carefree moments of childhood, longings and feelings of peace from the perspectives of adolescents. Drawings from times of war and upheaval were often preserved for posterity under difficult circumstances. Various branches of research have now recognised the dimension of the holdings of historical children's and young people's drawings in archives scattered around the world as an important cultural asset worthy of protection. Historical children's and young people's drawings are also highly relevant for educational work and interdisciplinary research.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on 5 December at 4:00 pm in the Paderborn University Library. Welcoming speeches will be given by Vice President Simone Probst, Senior Library Director Dr Dietmar Haubfleisch and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr Volker Peckhaus. Prof Dr Jutta Ströter-Bender, curator of the exhibition, will provide an introduction to the topic. The exhibition will be on display from 6 December during the opening hours of the University Library: Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to midnight, Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The exhibition marks the start of an international travelling exhibition project. It will present historical children's and youth drawings that are to be put forward for a nomination process for inclusion in the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage. The coordinators of the project are Prof. Dr. Jutta Ströter-Bender from Paderborn University, subject area Art (member of the SCEaR Working Group Schools of the Memory of the World Programme) and Prof. Dr. Kunibert Bering from the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf (Chair of Art Education). Both are leading an international archive and research network on children's and young people's drawings. Paderborn University is supporting this project with research funding. Within this network, an International Research Group "Children and Youth Drawings" has been formed in the subject area of art at Paderborn University and has already produced its first publications and dissertation projects. The Paderborn research group also promotes cooperation in educational work and the development of new educational programmes in the field of children and youth drawing research, especially in the spirit of UNESCO with contributions to cultural diversity and peace policy.

Cooperation partners for this exhibition from the archive network are: Die Kunstakademie Düsseldorf; Museum August Macke Haus, Bonn; German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Berlin; KinderKunst e.V. Erfurt / Dr. Birgit Dettke Archive, Erfurt; Museum Elbinsel Wilhelmsburg e.V., Hamburg; Musée National de l'Education, Rouen, France; Pestalozzianum Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland; National Archives Ontario, Canada; ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary; National Arts Education Archive, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), West Bretton, Wakefield, England.

Prof. Dr. Jutta Ströter-Bender, Institute of Art / Music / Textiles, e-mail:

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10.10.-11.11.2018: Mai 68 – Par­is – die Re­volte und ihre Plakate

On Wednesday, 10 October at 18:00, the poster exhibition "Mai 68 – Paris – die Revolte und ihre Plakate" will open in the entrance area of Paderborn University Library. The hopes and demands of May 1968 in Paris will be documented in 50 expressive poster motifs, which were published in an anthology in June 1968. The subject areas of Sociology, Art and Contemporary History at Paderborn University, in collaboration with the Institut Français Bremen, have compiled a rare selection of these posters and prepared them for public presentation. Prof. Dr. em. Jürgen Kühl (Bremen) has loaned the posters for the exhibition.

The exhibition can be seen until 11 November during the opening hours of the University Library: Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to midnight, Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (closed on public holidays).

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20.06.-18.07.2018: Best of Spring 2018. Fi­nal works from the art silo

Under the title "Best of Spring 2018", the subject area of art at Paderborn University is presenting drawings, prints and paintings by students that were shown at the final examinations in spring in the university library.

A variety of artistic positions document current approaches and provide an insight into the intensive workshop practice of the subject area and its theoretical fields of discourse.

The exhibition can be visited from 20 June to 18 July 2018 during the opening hours of the University Library: Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to midnight, Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (closed on public holidays).

Contact exhibition:
Prof. Dr. Ströter-Bender, Institute of Art, Music, Textiles - subject area Art: Painting and its Didactics, Paderborn University

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12.02.-04.03.2018: "Myth­en der Na­tion­en: Holo­caustrezep­tion na­tion­al, glob­al und me­di­al": Ex­hib­i­tion of the Chair of Ma­ter­i­al and In­tan­gible Cul­tur­al Her­it­age

How and why do we still talk about the Holocaust today? These and other questions were asked by the students of the Department of History at the Chair of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage. As part of the seminar "Mythen der Nationen: Holocaustrezeption national, global und medial", they produced academic posters on topics of their own choosing on "Holocaust Reception" and contextualised them theoretically, historically and geographically. The students presented their work on 31 January 2018 in the Senate meeting room at Paderborn University. The posters are now on display in the University Library from 12 February to 4 March 2018. The exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of the University Library: Monday to Friday: 7:30 to 24:00, Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 to 21:00.

Contact exhibition: Ramona Bechauf M.A., Department of History/Chair of Material and Intangible Cultural Heritage, Paderborn University, e-mail:

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