Live-Stream from the exhibition opening

On Sunday, 3pm, you can follow a live stream from the exhibition openinh in Museum Burg Posterstein. Please note: if you watch the Livestream, you accept the data policy of Google.

A greeting will be given: Elke Harjes-Ecker, Head of Department for Culture of the Thuringian State Chancellery
The exhibition is under the patronage of Dr. Ing. Babette Winter, State Secretary for Culture and Europe in the Thuringian State Chancellery.

Blick in die Ausstellung #SalonEuropa vor Ort und digital im Museum Burg Posterstein.

Part of the exhibition in Museum Burg Posterstein, Germany.

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 display different opinions on Europe in videos, commentaries and blog posts.

What does Europe mean to you?

Read more about the project here and here.

The exhibition is supported by:
Freistaat Thüringen
Bürgerstiftung Altenburger Land
Landkreis Altenburger Land
Museumsverein Burg Posterstein