Ex­ile Net­work

The virtual museum "Arts in exile" sees itself as a network project that brings together the resources of research institutions, collections and exhibition organisers to present the phenomenon exile on a platform that reaches as wide an audience as possible.
The exhibition themes and exhibits have been compiled from different collections stored at various locations and from the results of research work that has been carried out by various bodies at a wide range of locations.

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    Institute for German Philology at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen

    The Institute for German Philology at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen researches a broad range of subjects from the perspectives of literary historical, cultural science and literary and media didactics.
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    Interkulturelles Forschungsinstitut Deutschland-Mexiko  e.V. [German-Mexican Intercultural Research Institute]
    Instituto de Investigaciones Interculturales Germano-Mexicanas, A.C.


    The I.I.I. was founded in Mexico City in October 1987 by a group comprising academics and exiles who had remained resident in Mexico.
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    Isaak Emil Lichtigfeld School at the Philanthropin

    The Isaak Emil Lichtigfeld School is a state-recognised school with entry level classes, a primary school and a middle school. It is a Jewish school that has been open to all religious denominations and to people of all beliefs since its foundation in 1804. The school plays an active role in the trialogue between the cultures.
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    Jewish Museum, Frankfurt – Ludwig Meidner Archive

    The Jewish Museum has been dealing with the theme of exile since its founding in 1988, both in numerous exhibitions and publications as well as in an especially intensive fashion in its collecting activities. The spectrum ranges here from artists, writers and musicians to the Frankfurt School. The complex of themes surrounding the art of those who were forced into exile is being worked on and researched in the Jewish Museum’s Ludwig Meidner Archive on a long-term basis.
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    The Max Beckmann Archive is dedicated to one of the most important German artists of the 20th century, who was also among the most important German painters in exile. Max Beckmann spent thirteen years of his roughly fifty-year creative life in exile from 1937 until his death in 1950, including ten years in Amsterdam and his final years in the USA.
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    musica reanimata. Society for the Promotion and Re-discovery of Composers Persecuted by the Nazi Regime and their Works 

    In September 1990, some musicologists, practicing musicians and music critics founded the charitable society musica reanimata in Berlin. Their aim was to search out lost or forgotten works by composers persecuted by the Nazi regime and integrate them into present-day musical culture.
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    National Library of Israel

    The Midrash Abrabanel Library was established in Jerusalem in 1892. Over the years it accumulated both ancient and new works pertaining to Jewish intellectual heritage, as well as books published in various parts of the Jewish world. When the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was established in 1925, the Library was officially named "The Jewish National and University Library" and the scope of the collections was greatly expanded.
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    PEN Zentrum Deutschland

    The German PEN Centre (PEN-Zentrum Deutschland) is one of the 140 writers’ associations worldwide that make up PEN International. The three letters stand for Poets, Essayists, Novelists. PEN was set up in England in 1921 as a literary circle among friends. It soon spread to other countries and established itself as the advocate of freedom of expression and is seen as the voice of persecuted and suppressed writers everywhere
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    Solingen Art Museum

    In 1949, the Solingen born-and-bred Georg Meistermann began campaigning for the foundation of a collection of contemporary art so that “every year there could be […] exhibitions of the works of younger artists and those whose work had been dismissed as degenerate.”
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    Swiss Literary Archives (SLA)

    The Swiss Literary Archives (SLA) collects the estates and archives of authors, scholars and critics from the 20th and 21st century whose literary lives and works are relevant to the multilingual language region.