Showcase Exhibition | 10.06.2021 – 31.10.2021

Stay Healthy

What did people actually see as healthy over 500 years ago? With the advent of letterpress printing in the fifteenth century, a multitude of everyday vernacular “health guides” were produced. These included treatises on herbal medicine, women’s health, and dietetics, which examined questions regarding proper nutrition, sleep patterns, and hygiene. They also included notes on bloodletting and the significance of planetary constellations, which naturally could not be left out. Looking at these books, it quickly becomes clear that the idea of holistic preventive health care is not in fact a modern approach. What parallels and, particularly, what contrasts to our current concepts can we discover? The cabinet exhibition seeks to explore precisely this historical zeitgeist of health care based on sixteenth-century “guides” and graphics from the collection. 

Jost Amman, Daraus man alle heimligkeit deß Weiblichen geschlechts erkennen kan, Frankfurt am Main: Johann Schmidt für Sigmund Feyerabend, 1581 | © Draiflessen Collection (Liberna), Mettingen A 37

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In parallel

March

Thu
18.
| Symposium
DAS Forum: 'Business matters are men’s matters!'
The role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries 
The Draiflessen Collection would like to organise a scientific symposium to discuss the role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries.

April

Sa
17.
| Excursion
Excursion to Cuxhaven ... cancelled!
The Extremes of Seafaring
With “Seascapes”, the showcase exhibition will take visitors back in time to the sometimes belligerent, sometimes romantic, but always fascinating world of seventeenth-century seafaring.

May

Thu
13.
| Excursion
Excursion to Potsdam and Berlin ... cancelled!
In Search of the Real
Staging, lighting design, pose, and props are the keywords highlighted on this journey.

July

Sa
10.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.
Sa
17.
| Workshop
Photography as Stage
Summer Academy with Henning Rogge und Regine Petersen
Based on the exhibition MADE REALITIES, the Summer Academy will address the subjects of staging and of the exaggeration of reality, fact, and fiction.
Sa
31.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.

August

Sa
7.
| Excursion
Excursion to Cologne
Plaque and Perfume
The history of humanity has repeatedly been shaped by disease and plague, which also struck the city of Cologne.

September

Sa
4.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.
Fr
10.
| Excursion
Excursion to Seebüll
Home and Inspiration
In conjunction with the exhibition “Emil Nolde – A Critical Approach by Mischa Kuball”, this excursion will take participants to the far north of Schleswig-Holstein to discover the beauty of the landscape that inspired Expressionist painter Emil Nolde.
Sa
25.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.