Small folk. Abundant culture.
Impressive history and lively present with colourful, abundant culture and wonderful customs – that’s what Sorbs are known for. Get to know this folk with their plenty traditions – right here at Sorbisches Museum Bautzen. Fascinating exhibitions for the whole family will give you an understanding of trade and traditional costumes, music and religious faith as well as settlement history and contemporary art of the Sorbian folk.
„Witajce wutrobnje“ – Welcome to the world of the Sorbs.
The man. The myth. The brand.
Scarcely any sorbian-wendish legendary figure has ever caused so much attention as the sorcerer named KRABAT. The exhibition treats the life of Janko Šajatović (1624 – 1704), who originated from Žumberak near Agram (Zagreb) and served as a colonel for the Electoral Croatian Guard of the Saxonian Prince Elector.
Šajatović stayed close to the electoral family up to his death, last as a consultant in the rank of Adjutant General.
Through the stories about „KRABAT“ he found his path into collective memory. There he caused sensation as the literary hero of well-known writers as Měrćin Nowak-Njechorński, Jurij Brězan and Ottfried Preußler.
In the cultural history of the Sorbian nation the character of KRABAT, who developed out of the legendary figure, plays an important role.
The objective of this project is to examine the life of the historical person, that stands concealed behind the myth of KRABAT.
In addition the projects reflects upon the myth-making of Janko Šajatović – in german Johannes von Schadowitz – as upon the contribution of sorbian art and literature, that turned him into a myth since the 19nth century. →
Five centuries. The Sorbs and the reformation
This exhibition will be held within the context oft he sponsorship project „Faces of Reformation in Upper Lusatia, Bohemia and Silesia“ and shows the influence, that the reformational movement hat among the autochthone slavic people in Germany – the Sorbs (lusatian Wends.)
The developement oft he written culture as well as many other cultural achievements, ca be attributed tot he reformational movement, A catalogue produced by the Domowina publishing completes the exhibition throughout the centuries, that will be shown in the Sorbian museum on the Ortenburg-castle and partly in the Church of St. Michael nearby.
The centre of this exhibtion ist Luther’s deman for God’s word in a mans native languageand is meaning until present. As the representative oft he sorbian reformation the priest Wenzel Warich from Göda will be portrayed, who fort he first time translated the catechism of Luther into the upper sorbian language. Lusatia is known for ist various religious movements, in whcih the Sorbs had a special role. The Moravian church for example seht out ist members on missionary actions worlwide.
Serbske cyrkwje mjez Lubijom a Luborazom/Serbske cerkwje mjazy Lubijom a Luborazom
[Sorbian/Wendish churches from Löbau to Lieberose]
May the 7nth 2017 – August the27nth 2017 · Michałska cyrkej, Budyšin / Michaeliskirche, Bautzen (St. Michaels Church, Bautzen)
In the month of May in addition to our current special exhibition about 500 years of reformational effictiveness upon the sorbian/wendish population, a further exhibition about wendish churches (or sites of former churches) gets opened at St. Michael in Bautzen. The latter is itself a central place fort he lutheranian sorbian history.
As a part oft he exhibition „500 years. The Sorbs and the reformation“ this exhibition focuses on the sorbian church buildings and their historical background. The majority of the presented churches is situated in Lower Lusatia and Lower Eastern Lusatia. Depending on the location of a respective church the informational texts are given in lower lusatian sorbian or in upper lusatian sorbian accompanying the respective german info-text.
Author of the exhibited current photographs of the buildings is Jürgen Matschie from Bautzen. Regarding this exhibition, gives you an idea about how widespreat the expansion of the sorbian/wendish culture once used to be. Naturally sorbian/wendish churches functioned as the centre of sorbian life in a settlement.
The exhibition consists of 14 roll-ups and will be shown from May the 7nth 2017 until August the 27nth inside St. Michaels Church in Bautzen. Afterwards it is meant to travel.
At present the Serbski muzej – Sorbian museum hosts a special exhibition in the Western-kashubian Museum in the polish town of Bytów. This exhibition informs about sorbian history and modern age, as well as about tradition and costumes. The cooperational project between the kashubian and sorbian museum started back in 2014 with a special exhibition […]
This year the Serbski muzej – Sorbian museum offers four different programmes during the summer holidays. Children are cordially invited to take participate in an guided tour through the old town or to take part in a creative workshop, in which one you can handicraft your holiday souvenir. A further programme by the title „Wers […]