Around 31 museums across Hamburg are opening their doors under the theme #seeforfree to mark Reformation Day (October 31,2019), which is a holiday in certain German states. The City of Hamburg is aiming to build a bridge between different worldviews and religions this year. The museums are offering a diverse programme with around 150 events including guided tours and workshops. Those interested can discuss the past and present, art and cultural traditions.
Focus on cultural exchange
“Around 70,000 people spent Reformation Day in museums last year. This year, the museums in our city are offering a diverse special programme in addition to free admission and are inviting people to talk, discover the unknown and become active themselves,” said Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media. The museums are ideal for becoming acquainted with art and other cultures. Multilingual tours will be offered in English, Polish, Russian, Syrian, Spanish and Turkish as well as in German sign language e.g. in certain sections of Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg.
Open day with around 150 events
The Hamburger Kunsthalle is offering visitors a chance to travel back in time and to focus on art during the Reformation era. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is offering a glimpse of different arts and crafts, techniques and styles in “Istanbul/Damascus/Isfahan” while Hamburg’s Hafenmuseum is opening the Sea Eye rescue ship to visitors. The former crew will be on hand to answer any queries.