The Robber Hotzenplotz, Krabat and The Little Witch
Otfried Preußler – storyteller and creator of figures
13.09.2020 bis 10.01.2021
Otfried Preußler (1923-2013) is one of the most important and influential German authors of books for children and young people. As well as the fantastical, fairytale-like stories he related so skilfully, it is also the striking illustrations that have inscribed themselves into the collective memory of several generations. The little ghost that turns black in daylight, the one hundred and twenty-seven year-young witch and the Little Water-Sprite living at the mill pond still make their way into many children's rooms to this day.
Various illustrators have given the figures their characteristic and unmistakable look. The drawings of Franz Josef Tripp who gave the Robber Hotzenplotz his highly distinctive appearance are particularly well known. The exhibition also illuminates Preußler's curiously novel word creations. Muhme Rumpumpel, Hörbe and his friend Zwottel are distinguished by their high recognition value, both linguistically and figuratively. Preußler's adaptation of the Sorbian saga Krabat was successfully filmed in 2008 and is only one example of the successful transfer of his stories into other media.
Oberhausen – Aufbruch macht Geschichte
Strukturwandel 1847 – 2006, an Exhibition of the city archive Oberhausen
27.09.2020 bis 17.01.2021
The closure of the Concordia colliery in 1967/68 marked the onset of structural change in everyday life and awareness of the Oberhausen city population. However, economic and social change have determined the entire history of the city since the Lipperheide was opened up by the railway in 1847 until today. Economic history has understood global change since 1750 - from the agricultural society to the industrial age to the service society - as a single process, structural change.
Oberhausen is characterized by two epochs of experienced awakenings. In “Structural Change 1.0” from 1896 to 1934, the inner city changed its face. The industry at today's Friedensplatz was replaced by public and private services, as motors for quality of life in the industrial city. In “Structural Change 2.0”, the city was given a new economic foundation with leisure and services in the Neue Mitte Oberhausen. At the same time, the identity of the people of the city changed. The "cradle of the Ruhr industry" became the "tourism capital of the Ruhr area".
The exhibition of the city archive impressively shows the changes in the cityscape with photos, maps, newspapers and other documents, but also with films and interviews, but also in the perception of the contemporary population. An exciting look into the history of the city of Oberhausen awaits you.