best of
How to cite this title

Lembke, Katja (Ed.): best of: 111 Stories from the WeltenMuseum, Heidelberg:, 2020.

More citation styles

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License 4.0
(CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

ISBN 978-3-948466-40-4 (PDF)

Published 22.07.2020.

The printed publication was published in 2017 by Sandstein Verlag Dresden. ISBN: 978-3-95498-277-6


Katja Lembke (Ed.)

best of

111 Stories from the WeltenMuseum

Why are fish in the Pacific more colourful than their relatives in the North Sea or the Baltic? Were there dinosaurs in Lower Saxony? Where did the first humans live? How did globalisation begin and when did art start?
This book provides answers to many such questions. In 111 objects, you are taken on a journey through the WeltenMuseum whose collections are a reflection of our world. Transcending space and time, they tell stories – from 240 million years old sea lilies to the present inhabitants of land and sea, from the Gamelan orchestra from faraway Indonesia to the gold necklace from Isenbüttel, from the earliest artisan products by the first humans to the world’s largest collection of German impressionists. Wonderful photos and captivating texts speak to all generations, providing an introduction to the secrets of our continent.

Prof. Dr. Katja Lembke is a Archaeologist (classics) and Egyptologist. Since 2011 she has been director of the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover (Lower Saxony State Museum).

Front Matter
What is a WeltenMuseum?
26 Stories from nature worlds
44 Stories from the human worlds
41 Stories from the art worlds
Picture credits and inventory numbers
Legal information