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   New special exhibition until February 4th, 2024   


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from 4 €


A story of speed 

Speed is both a blessing and a curse. In nature, speed is the difference between life and death. The faster creature is superior to the slower one when it attacks or flees. Humans have managed to compensate for their lack of speed compared to other species through technological developments.


The ambivalence of speed accompanies us to this day and more than ever - because a world in motion is simultaneously confronted with a growing need for deceleration.

Speed touches all areas of life and concerns not only scientists and technicians, but also artists, philosophers and sociologists.

In a unique cooperation, three outstanding and nationally respected, but at the same time fundamentally different, museums in Lower Saxony are dedicating themselves to this special topic for the first time: the largest Lower Saxony state museum in Hanover, the world's largest private collection of contemporary art in the Schloss Derneburg art museum and the largest classic car museum in Europe, the PS.SPEICHER in Einbeck.

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Thanks to its diverse collection, the Hanover State Museum can shed light on this human pursuit of speed from different perspectives. Archaeological finds and ethnological objects demonstrate human ingenuity - across time, space and different cultures. Paintings capture groundbreaking innovations and their effects on our world in oil.

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The participation of the Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg in the exhibition “Tempo. Tempo! Tempo? will explore the concept of “speed” through multiple thematic lenses and will draw entirely from the Hall Collection. In the converted granary on the domain, more than 40 works by 30 international artists from the fields of painting, sculpture, photography and new media are shown.


NiEdersaxony has played an important role in acceleration since the beginning of industrialization: as early as 1786, James Watt, the inventor of the first powerful and profitable steam engine, traveled to the Harz Mountains to study mining technology in the Dorothea mine; Cars have been produced piecework in Wolfsburg since the 1930s. 


The VW plants are still the most important engine of the state's economic development today. When three central institutions in Lower Saxony come together to shed light on the history of speed from multiple perspectives, they are also shedding a spotlight on the state's history. An exhibition project under the patronage of Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil.

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