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Sunday 16th May is International Museum Day

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Under the motto “Museums inspire the future”, this year’s International Museum Day will be celebrated digitally on Sunday 16th May. 

The Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds will publish a virtual tour of the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds as a special highlight, from 10 am.

From the relics of the central building of the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Ulrike Hauffe and Johannes Pechstein will reveal interesting facts about the building’s history and the function of the site. From Luitpoldhain

the tour leads to the Congress Hall (Kongresshalle) and the Documentation Centre of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds (Doku-Zentrum), currently under reconstruction. The tour then continues to the arcade, along the “Große Straße” to Silberbuck, the Nuremberg Stadium and the Zeppelintribüne. The public will learn what took place at these sites between 1933 and 1938 during the annual Nazi Party Rallies in September, how the sites were used before and especially after the Nazi era, and who visits them today.

For the younger audience, the Haus des Spiels, in cooperation with Noris-Liga e.V., offers a free online workshop “8bit – just nerd things” from 2 to 5 pm. With 8bit works of art made of perler beads, keys, smartphones and the like can be creatively embellished. All you need is an iron, everything else – from instructions and perler beads to baking paper and pendant ribbons – are in craft kits, which can be picked up at Haus des Spiels, Egidienplatz 23, until Friday, 14 May. As the number of sets is limited, prior registration by email to norisliga@gmail.com is required. The workshop itself will take place on the Discord channel of the Noris League: https://discord.gg/zVDqcCHDYK. A registration on Discord is required.

In addition, those interested can, among other things, discover online exhibitions, explore individual museums in digital tours, view outstanding collections and approach a wide variety of topics via numerous videos and audio contributions. An overview of the entire digital offer of the museums of the City of Nuremberg can be found at https://museen.nuernberg.de/angebote/digitales- offer.

Due to the Corona pandemic, the museums of the City of Nuremberg are currently closed. According to the current status, they can be visited with an incidence value of less than 100 and after prior online booking of a timeslot. A booking is no longer necessary if the incidence value falls below 50. On site, the applicable corona protection measures must be observed at all times.
Further information on International Museum Day at https://www.museumstag.de/

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