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Boom. 500 years of Industrial Heritage in Saxony
The main attraction of the 4th Saxony State Exhibition (from July 11 to December 31, 2020) focuses on the history of industrialisation and its influence on the work- and everyday life of the inhabitants of the region. It is based in the Audi-Bau Zwickau, a former assembly hall specially remodelled into a temporary museum.
Based on an exhibition tour in 6 chapters, the visitors in the 2,500 m² exhibition hall are taken on a journey through five centuries of Saxon industry-culture history. By way of over 500 unique exhibits, a broad cultural and historical panorama unfolds: From the legendary beginnings of mining in the Renaissance period and the already early on internationally connected textile industries of the 18th and 19th centuries, through the phase of high industrialisation, the catastrophes of the First and Second World War, right up to the time of the GDR, the exhibition – curated by the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden under the direction of Thomas Spring –, gives us a look at the present time and also opens up perspectives of the future of the Free State of Saxony.