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so smart. Saxony and Bohemia – a virtual exhibition

Europe: Border and Encounter Regions Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz

The border between Germany and the Czech Republic is one of the oldest in Europe. While the cultural heritage of the border area is characterized by active and multi-dimensional relationships and connections through all times. The State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz (smac) in cooperation with the National Gallery Prague and other collaboration partners in Germany and the Czech Republic will present these relationships between Saxony and Bohemia in a virtual exhibition. This exhibition draws on the mutual prejudices and “borders in thinking” and tries to encourage the transnational perception for the historical development of regions, countries and societies.

The project reacts on the increasing of a digital society, in which people are used to call up their information on the internet, follow and exercise their interests, socialize and build networks. It particularly aims at adolescents and the young and mobile generation. It’s the objective to develop a complex application (app) with varied links and cross references, that represents relationships not linear but as a network. This means, in regard to digital data bases, that the topics are not going to be reproduced isolated, but that they are part of a greater context. The topics are connected by their story to other objects and sources, so that a tight storytelling is accomplished and new perspectives on known sources are given.

Corresponding to the exhibition, the online game "SACHSEN BÖHMEN 7000" is available especially targeting teens between 12 and 17 years of age.

The project is sponsored by the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media within the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018.

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