Cultural Identity in the Wadden Sea Region

Exhibition: World Heritage “Wadden Sea” represented in suitcases


Art students of the University of Paderborn created suitcases pertaining to the subject “Wadden Sea”. These “suitcase-museums” can be seen in an exhibition at the “Wattenmeerhaus Wilhelmshaven” from July 9th until September 9th 2012. The opening will be on Sunday, July 8th 2012 at 5 pm. The suitcases show different aesthetic approaches to the Wadden Sea Region that reflect legends, art, nature protection, critical topics and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prof. Dr. Ströter-Bender initiated the concept of the “suitcase-museum” at the University of Paderborn in 2002. Within the last ten years successful exhibitions were carried out at different World Heritage Sites. The project “Wadden Sea” was initiated and managed by Dr. Nina Hinrichs. Due to the engagement of Dr. Juliane Köhler, director of “Wattenmeerhaus Wilhelmshaven”, the exhibition was made possible.


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