All summaries of the project (in German):
A project of Museum Burg Posterstein.
Between 1795 and 1821 there was a living salon in Löbichau Castle near Posterstein. It attracted artists, writers and politicians, noblemen as well as commoners, from all over Europe. The hostess, the beautiful duchess Anna Dorothea of Kurland (1761–1821), was one of the richest women in Europe. She cleverly managed to establish a social network that spread throughout the European continent.
The exhibition “#SalonEurope: analog meets digital” is designed as a laboratory. Based on the historic salon culture around 1800, the exhibition creates a relation to the present time and current political situation. As the poet Jean Paul acknowledged, everyone in the salon of the Duchess of Courland was free to express his opinion as long as it was presented in a courteous manner. Similarly, visitors of the #SalonEuropa Laboratory will be given the opportunity to express their thoughts on Europe today, both in analog and digital form. A screen in the exhibition and the website www.saloneuropa.eu display different opinions on Europe in videos, commentaries and blog posts.
What does Europe mean to you?
The exhibition was under the patronage of Dr. Ing. Babette Winter, State Secretary for Culture and Europe in the Thuringian State Chancellery.