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Dear friends of the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks,
Steve McCurry is one of the world’s most renowned photographers. We are delighted that this exceptional photographer has agreed to extend his exhibition in the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks until Sunday, March 5, 2017. This means that we can exhibit Steve McCurry’s “Buddhist” photographs for the entire duration of our Buddha exhibition, thereby enabling our visitors to experience the broad theme of Buddhism in all its facets.
The World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks has become a site of encounter between two cultures: Western industrial culture and Eastern Buddhist culture. “Buddha: 2,000 Years of Buddhist Art in 232 Masterpieces. Collectors Share Their Treasures” offers a unique overview of Buddhist art in Asia from the first century BC until the end of the eighteenth century AD. Experts regard many of the works on display as among the best of their kind, or indeed as the best works of their kind in the world. Meanwhile Steve McCurry’s photographs provide insights into religion and everyday life in Buddhist countries in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The exhibitions are accompanied by a rich and varied program. Meditation with Buddhist monks, qigong exercises, guided tours, and special tours for children awaken visitors’ minds and senses to Buddhism. You can also follow the “Path to Enlightenment”, which is marked by eight meditation stations and stretches across 600,000 square meters of ironworks grounds.
Discover Völklingen Ironworks’ unique industrial culture and find inspiration in Buddhist culture. Experience world culture in our World Cultural Heritage Site. I warmly invite you, our visitors, to visit the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks, its exhibitions, and its events.
Prof. Meinrad Maria Grewenig
from 7 November 2016
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