On 17 December 1994, the Völklinger Hütte World Cultural Heritage Site sensationally became the first purely industrial monument to be included in UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites. Today, in 2019, we are celebrating 25 years of the Völklinger Hütte UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – an anniversary that brings us great joy! In this anniversary year, we are offering you a range of exciting projects.
Until November 3rd we show the "5th UrbanArt Biennale® 2019 Unlimited". featuring 120 works by 100 artists from 20 countries across 4 continents. The “5th UrbanArt Biennale® 2019 Unlimited” centres around the vast Möllerhalle, an ore silo complex dating from the beginning of the twentieth century. Many of the international artists featured have marked “their” place at the Völklinger Hütte by creating fixed installations along the 100,000 m2 course set aside for the Biennale.
Our exhibition “The Gold of the Pharaohs - 3,000 Years of Ancient Egyptian Culture”, which is to begin on Saturday 18 May 2019, boasts an exceptional array of exhibits of ancient Egyptian origin and marks the first time that the pieces have never been presented to the public in this way. We are extremely pleased to have once again been able to borrow a treasure trove of such world-leading calibre for Völklingen!
I hereby cordially invite you to visit the Völklinger Hütte World Cultural Heritage Site - European Centre of Art and Industrial Culture, and to marvel at its exhibitions and projects.
Prof. Dr. Meinrad Maria Grewenig
CEO | General Director