100! Universität Hamburg Past and Present
On 25 September 2019 the newly established University Museum opened its first exhibition in the Main Building: 100! Universität Hamburg Past and Present.
Over an area of more than 300m², the exhibition gives an exciting glimpse into 100 years of teaching, research, campus life, and university culture. It also reveals a University that reflects Germany’s own eventful history.
The exhibition takes a two-pronged approach to illuminating the University’s past and present: first with an informative time line, which displays previously unpublished historical photographs of university life; and secondly with 15 special focus areas, each of which has special displays to illuminate the various facets of university life.
Hands-on interactive installations
Whether as a research center or museum, an anemometer (wind meter) on a church steeple, a clinic or a student bar—the University is omnipresent in the city. In our interactive installation, you can find out about these many places, learn about their history, and what they’re used for now. Visitors are also invited to tell their own stories of their connection to the University. In our video box, you can make a short film and become a part of the exhibition.
Dr. Kirsten Weining and Dr. Antonia Humm
We would like to thank the Claussen Simon Foundation, the Hamburger Sparkasse, the Alfred Töpfer Foundation, the Universität Hamburg Foundation, the Matthias Tantau Foundation, and Marquard & Bahls AG for their generous support. We would especially like to thank the Claussen Simon Foundation for sponsoring 2 exhibition topics: World Knowledge and New Horizons.
Visitors can enjoy 300m2 of photographs and display items from all of the faculties. There are also films, audio recording stations, artworks, and hands-on exhibits.
From Helmut Schmidt to Caren Miosga: Universität Hamburg alumni include many renowned figures.
Researching the world’s many continents and countries is only one of the many tasks of a University. Here you can see an historical typewriter from Japanese Studies.
Individual displays such as this one dedicated to theater highlight special facets of the University. In the background, you can see the time line room with a floor map of University buildings.
From student leaflets and physical instruments to preserved and prepared animals: The exhibition illuminates the many facets of 100 years of campus life, research, and teaching.
Putting together the first exhibition in the University Museum
Main Building of Universität Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, First Floor
Access is available for wheelchair users and baby strollers.
By public transport:
The University Museum is located in the Main Building of Universität Hamburg and is easily reached using public transport. Because of the lack of parking, we strongly recommend that you come by train or bus.
- S-Bahn (train): The S21 and S31 trains take three minutes to get from the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) to Dammtor train station, where the Main Building is located.
- U-Bahn (underground): Take the U1 to Stephansplatz. Cross the bridge and go through Dammtor train station to reach Edmund-Siemers-Allee.
- Bus: Lines 4, 5, and 19 stop at the University (bus stop “Bf. Dammtor”).