Difficult Heritage – Linden Museum Stuttgart

Linden Museum Difficult Heritage

Difficult Heritage

The Linden-Museum and Württemberg in the colonial period
A workshop exhibition 16 March 2021 until 8 May 2022

What does the Linden-Museum have to do with German colonialism? Which Württemberg protagonists were involved in colonialism? And how present was colonialism in the everyday world of Württemberg? These are the questions that a workshop exhibition on Württemberg colonial history, which can be seen from 26 November 2020 to 8 May 2022 at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, aims to answer.

The »African Quarter« in Berlin

Credits: Signs of the City, urban dialogues, Philipp Auer, 2008

There is a borough called »African Quarter« in Berlin. 

Here, a large number of streets have names are related to the German colonization in Africa. These names are now criticized as discriminatory remnants of colonialism and are part of a larger public discourse in Berlin and Germany. 

An article in »The Guardian« from April 2017 gives profound information about this context. 


Van Gogh fully surrounded

A totally immersive experience of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings is currently touring around the world.

A 33-minute loop of light, music, art, movement and animation surrounds attendees as they move from room to room taking in continuous content. Walking around the exhibit allows for differing perspectives, from mirrored reflections to a towering balcony.

With innovative technology, this show brings you back to the panoramic exhibitions end of the 19th century in Europe.

It is an opportunity to experience state of the art storytelling and gives us a glimpse on how technology will change our perception in a digital – analogue environment.


Morenga – A novel by Uwe Timm

Credits: Stefan Horn

Relations between German colonists and both Herero and Hottentot tribes grow dangerously strained in the former South West Africa (now Namibia) in the early 20th century—and a 34-year-old “Veterinary Lieutenant (i.e., “horse doctor’) identified as Gottschalk arrives, with vague hopes of becoming both a helpful and a civilizing influence (“. . . at some point there will be eyes in this wilderness reading Goethe, ears listening to Mozart”).

Rencontre avec Andréas Lang

For many years, Berlin photographer Andrèas Lang has been working at the interface between fiction and reality. His work is characterized by intensive research. This also see him traveling to many African countries, where he investigates colonialism and its effects and legacies – both in archives and with his own camera.