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Virtual exhibitions in the DDB

By Archivportal-D

Today we present you again many, great new virtual exhibitions of archives, which they created with DDBStudio. If you can't really go to museums, these entertaining and attractively designed insights are highly recommended.

If you work in a cultural institution and want to curate a virtual exhibition yourself, you can find more information at DDBpro.


"In the land of the Pyrenees may she be buried" - The Spanish Flu in the District of Gütersloh

A virtual exhibition from the Gütersloh District Archive

Die Spanische Grippe im Kreis Gütersloh
Patient at Walter Reed Hospital during the Spanish Flu, circa 1918, from the collection of: Library of Congress / rawpixel (Not copyrighted - No commercial reuse).

Shortly before the end of the First World War, an influenza pandemic hits the world, killing 2 ½ million mainly younger people in Europe alone. The virtual exhibition of the Gütersloh District Archive impressively depicts the course of the Spanish flu, its aftermath and everyday life in the region.

To the exhibition in German


"An unbelievable spring" - The end of the war in Greven in 1945.

A virtual exhibition of the city archive Greven and the local history society Greven e.V.

Ein unglaublicher Frühling
A British unit waits with its tanks by the canal for the completion of Bailey Bridge, from the collection of: Imperial War Museums/IWM, BU 2926 (Rights Reserved - Free Access).

The virtual exhibition of the Greven City Archive and the Heimatverein Greven e.V. tells the story of the end of the Second World War in Greven and the surrounding area using documents and eyewitness accounts.

To the exhibition in German


A cloverleaf for Herne. The history of the Shamrock colliery

A virtual exhibition of the Herne City Archive

Ein Kleeblatt für Herne
"Postcard Shamrock III/IV Colliery, Wanne-Eickel", undated, manufacturer: Hermann Lorch, Kunstanstalt, Dortmund, from the collection of: Stadtarchiv Herne (Not protected by copyright - no commercial re-use).

In March 1857, English and Irish investors, led by the Irishman William Thomas Mulvany, have Shaft 1 of the Shamrock Colliery in Herne sunk. Coal production at the colliery began in 1860. Shamrock translates as cloverleaf, and the colliery is thus named after the Irish national symbol, the three-leaf clover. The exhibition of the Herne City Archive tells the eventful history of the colliery and mining in Herne.

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Monuments Men in Marburg. The State Archive Marburg as Central Collecting Point

A virtual exhibition of the Hessian State Archives - State Archive Marburg and the German Documentation Center for Art History - Picture Archive Photo Marburg.

Monuments Men in Marburg
CCP staff loading a truck with objects from the Rhineland in front of the State Archives, early summer 1946, from the collection of: German Documentation Center for Art History - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg (Rights reserved - Free access).

Immediately after the Second World War, the American military government set up the first Central Collecting Point in Marburg. The aim was to collect objects looted during the Nazi regime and return them to their rightful owners.

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Hans Lachmann. Contemporary history in snapshots

A virtual exhibition of the Archive of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland

Hans Lachmann auf dem Weg zu einem Auftrag, ca. 1975-1980
Hans Lachmann on his way to an assignment, ca. 1975-1980, from the collection of: Archive of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (CC BY-SA 3.0 EN).

When photojournalist Hans Lachmann died in Monheim am Rhein on July 31, 2006, he left behind a legacy that will be dealt with by generations to come. His estate contains the pictorial documentation of half a century, captured in around half a million prints. This exhibition is dedicated to the genesis of his comprehensive oeuvre.

To the exhibition in German