Germany: History and culture
Talk | Perrins Hall
Thursday 1 October 2015 - 18:45 until 20:30
Sabrina Ben Aouicha is a curator at the British Museum and worked with Neil MacGregor on their recent exhibition, Germany, Memories of a Nation. She also witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This talk will trace 600 years of German history through to the events marking the end of the German Democratic Republic and the subsequent development of cities including Dresden and Berlin. It will cover the genius and enduring influence of Dürer and Holbein, Gutenberg’s printing press, Meissen porcelain, Bauhaus design, the iconic VW Beetle and the global impact of Gerhard Richter.
Please stay for drinks after the talk.
This event has been organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.