On February 1, after a two-month block closure, the two municipal museums (for natural history and prehistory and for urban history) reopen their usual doors. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, special presentations will also be shown. In the Museum of Natural History and Prehistory, the exhibition “Impressions of Nature – Elbe, Oder, Volga” will be extended until May 1, 2023. The showcase of the month takes viewers back to the Stone Age. A chance find in the forest bath revealed a 4500-year-old spearhead or knife blade made of flint.
The special showcase in the foyer of the Natural History Museum provides impressive information about the culture of life at that time in the Dessau area. More detailed information about the discovery will be provided on February 4 at 3 p.m. by Lutz Büttner, the operator of the forest baths, and Steven Kutzbach from Berlin, the actual finder of both the object originally sought in the water and the spectacular “additional find”.
From February 19 to July 30, 2023, the Museum of City History will present the special exhibition “Records, Sheet Music, Instruments – Musical Socials in Dessau” in the special exhibition room.
This exhibition will be opened on Saturday, February 18 at 3 p.m. in the Johannbau, the remaining wing of the former Residence Palace and current home of the City History Museum. In the special showcase of the upper foyer, visitors can still take a look at a very special museum object. The thimble of Princess Hilda. Of course, there are also suitable other objects on display and information on the subject. As part of this year’s Kurt Weill Festival, two special guided tours are on offer on February 25 and 26.
In each case at 11 o’clock one learns something about the picture of the city at lifetime Kurt Weill, who spent his childhood and youth here. A new publication by the Museum of City History in cooperation with the Dessau-Roßlau City Archives is also available for purchase in the museum store in the Johannbau. The house book of the city of Dessau II/6 (Bahnhofsviertel – Kaiserplatz).