Call for Competition “SORBIAN STREET STYLE” by Volksbank Dresden-Bautzen eG and Sorbisches Museum in Bautzen, Germany, 1 February 2019 – 31 May 2019
Theme: “The key to modern fashion lies in the union of tradition and the avant-garde.” (Valentino Garavani, Italian designer)
New modern fashion and Lusatian design drawing on the elements of traditional Sorbian costumes and Lusatian folk art do not represent a contradiction but a commitment to the area, to home.
The competition, which is to support young Lusatian fashion design “SORBIAN STREET STYLE”, and the exhibition of the same name by Sorbisches Museum in Bautzen are meant to set a trend and example for Lusatia, which, in the face of structural and demographic change, needs new concepts and ideas. Besides established designers and fashion creators, young artists and designers, not only from Lusatia but from Germany and the Euroregion Neisse-Nisa-Nysa, are to be given a platform.
The competition for young fashion creators and artists, aged from 18 to 35 years, is a cooperation project organised by Volksbank Dresden-Bautzen eG, Sorbisches Museum in Bautzen and the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries Saxony, running from 1 February 2019 until 31 May 2019. The prize money for the three winners is provided by Volksbank Dresden-Bautzen eG, the Newcomer Prize is sponsored by Sorbisches Museum. In the exhibition “SORBIAN STREET STYLE” at Sorbisches Museum in Bautzen, open from 22 September 2019 until 1 March 2020, and in the accompanying catalogue as well as across the network of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries Saxony, winning products and collections will be effectively promoted.
How did you live in the Middle Ages? What did you wear in those old days? Was the food tasty in the medieval times? How do you make a fire? Come and join our event „The Sorbian Museum brings (en)light(ment) into the darkness of the history” on Sunday, the 20th of January 2019 from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm. There are some bits and bobs of handcraft, music and even more little adventures, those will be presented by the working group “Stary lud” and the members of the museum themselves. You can be part of it as well. Let’s travel back in time to the mysterious ancestors, called the Lusizer and Milzener!
Slavic tracks in the Wendland and the land of Obotrites
Werner Meschkank of the Wendish Museum from Cottbus will take us on a journey into the history of the old Wends (“Elbslawen”). He will talk about their life in the old days and the faith of these old Slavic tribes during the middle ages. This presentation is in line with our special exhibition “Mysterious ancestors. The life of the Lusizer and Milzener”.
The opening of our special exhibition “Mysterious ancestors. The life of the Lusizer and Milzener” took place on Sunday, the 4th of November 2018. Many visitors came and could enjoy the opening in in line with lots of attractive offers like music or seeing presentations of arts and crafts within the exhibition. We hope that everyone can see how interesting it can be to go back to your roots. There are many different activities for everyone where you can see, listen or do something in action.
Application deadline: 14 December 2018
We offer you:
Work starts at 1st of January 2019
The job is limited to 2 years.
Full time (40 hrs per week)
Working place: Bautzen
Key areas of responsibility:
Inventory of its collection, collection management systems, conservation, languages (German, Sorbian, English)
For further information: http://www.landkreis-bautzen.de/82.html
The kingdom of legends
We will go and see our special exhibition. Come and join us! We will find out more about the “Błudnički” and the little “Lutk” – Legends from the Lusatia. Who were these myterious creatures? We also want to go through a maze. Maybe the treasure of the “Lutki” is hidden there? (Age: 5 years old)
9 October 2018, 10am
12 October 2018, 1pm
Upcycling – Don’t throw it away, make something of it!
Cans, tin boxes, loo rolls, textiles, buttons, photos, picture frames or old books – it doesn’t matter! You can reuse everything if you want to. So it is easy, let us make some art or everyday objects.
costs for the material: 1€
Please, let us know if you want to join us!
Duration: 1 – 2 hrs, ticket prices: 2,50€, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org;
03591/ 270 870 0
6 September 2018 3 pm
“Women in pictures – a small choice of portraits from the Sorbian museum’s art collection”
The art collection of the Sorbian Museum includes 6.900 exhibits at the moment. Some women portraits will be picked out from this huge collection and will be shown in the course of the presentation.
speaker: Christina Bogusz, director
costs: 4,50 € coffee and cake incl.
My name is Rebecca Wöppel, originally I come from here and passed my A-Levels at the Sorbian Highschool of Bautzen. After school I went to Heidelberg to study History there. Now I came back and just began to work as a volunteer in the Sorbian Museum. I am very happy to be here again.
My name ist Maurice Effenberger and I am 16 years old. I completed my secondary school diploma at the Sorbian High School in Bautzen. Currently I am visiting the vocational school centre in Kamenz, where I will pass my A-Levels in 2020. As a trainee in the Sorbian Museum I am stocking historical photos of famous photographers and other important documents.
Travelling exhibition “Wendish churches between Löbau and Lieberose” in Guben
Wendish churches refer to Slavic natives in Saxony and Brandenburg. With the Reformation the Sorbian / Wends received the possibility to hold church services in their mother tongue. In the tows they got their own churches, often branch churches of German city churches. In some places they were called country churches since they served the surrounding villages. Mostly they were used only for preaching services. But communion ceremonies, baptisms and marriages took place in the main church. The first translations of Lutheran writings and chorales were produced for ecclesiastical use. Today many Lusatians are no longer aware of the Sorbian / Wendish roots of their homeland. The photographer Jürgen Matschie went to search for the former sites of the Wendish churches in the Lusatia. The traveling exhibition is part of a funding project of the cultural area Upper Lusatia-Lower Silesia within the exhibition “Five Centuries. The Sorbs and the Reformation” from 2017.
10.08.2018 – 14.10.2018
The exhibition examines the Sorbian roots in the Lusatian heath region between Senftenberg, Hoyerswerda, Spremberg, Weißwasser, Bad Muskau and Niesky. It deals also with the identity and value change as a result of the industrialisation and with the assimilation of the sorbian people. The unique costumes and customs of the Sorbians in the heath have survived untill today. But with the mining of lignite, the destruction of Sorbian places and the influx of thousands of strangers into the area, the system of tradition that had been built up over several centuries began to waver. Not only villages were hanging in the balance as a result of brown coal mining, but also the Sorbian language and identity of this region. But even with the loss grows the interest in preserving the heritage of the ancestors.
Lüchow is meanwhile the 18th exhibition venue after the exhibition opening in 2012 in the Sorbian Museum. The history and fate of the Sorbs of Lusatia was presented mainly in Saxony and Brandenburg, but also in Denmark. More than 50,000 people have visited the exhibition from 2013 to 2018.