with the exhibition “Egypt – Gods. Humans. Pharaohs.” a dream has been fulfilled for our World Cultural Heritage team. Masterpieces from one of the oldest and most significant high cultures of our civilisation meet with the worldwide unique blower machines in the Blower Hall of the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks. Two chapters of human history, industrialisation and the high culture of Ancient Egypt encounter one another at the one place – simply incomparable!
For the “20 Years of the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks” jubilee we have opened the new “UNESCO Visitor Centre”, in which the well-founded knowledge, spectacular technology and the aura of the Sintering Plant have been combined to make for an extraordinary experience.
Aside from the cultural experience of “Egypt – Gods. Humans. Pharaohs.” we are displaying the exhibition, “25 Years of German Reunification”, featuring 40 key photographs by renowned photographer Helmut R. Schulze on German reunification.
The ScienceCenter Ferrodrom® and its experiment stations on the subject of iron and the landscaped garden, “The Paradise”, on the grounds of the former coking plant offer other facets of a cultural location that is very much alive.
I heartily invite you to visit the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks – European Centre for Art and Culture Industry and all its projects.
I heartily invite you, your family and friends to visit the World Cultural Heritage Site, its events and exhibitions.
Prof. Dr. Meinrad Maria Grewenig