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MdbK through the eyes of museum-goers

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Rita Wallace next to "Hot Spot III," a piece by Mona Hatoum featured in the exhibition Displacements at MdbK. (Photo courtesy of R. Wallace)

Get fresh perspectives on contemporary art from a student, a pensioner, a city guide, a media person, a language teacher, a translator, and a guy with amazing insights into history and philosophy. The next “Newcomer” guided tours are this Sunday at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts (the one in English is at 4 pm).

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At a glance: Museum Night Saturday

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Museum Night in Leipzig and Halle, Saturday, 6 May. Here are some useful tips to carry with you. http://leipglo.com

Your mini-guide to Museumsnacht in Leipzig and Halle (6 May).

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Zagreb’s gallery of broken hearts

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The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb. Photo: Ana Ribeiro

The concept of giving a cathartic shrine to breakups began in the Croatian capital in 2006, and has traveled to other cities in Europe, the Americas and Asia; a branch has now opened in Hollywood.

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Museum day is Sunday

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Painters who stay with us. (Public domain)

Free admission and loads of special activities await you all over Saxony.

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The House of Dürer

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Planning a visit to Nürnberg? Here’s why you should put the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus in your itinerary.

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Reflections on a Visit to the Saxon State Museum of Archaeology

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“Through the sterile representation of ancient objects we are reminded that the non-material world was always illusion. The disenchantment that came with the enlightenment was merely a recognition of the true human condition, rather than a process that was rooted in a particular (materialist) ontology. The reduction of human history to technological evolution is the historiographical manifestation of this materialism. This narrative can be sold especially effectively in a city like Chemnitz, where ‘actually existing socialism’ has only very recently been replaced by financialised capitalism. Both ideologies reduce human history to its material dimensions.”

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