Museum für Sepulkralkultur - Kassel, Germany
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The Museum for Sepulchral Culture deals with cultural, social and artistic aspects of dying, death, burials, grief and commemoration.
Waymark Code: WMGK27
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 03/14/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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The Museum for Sepulchral Culture is quite unique in that it deals with cultural, social and artistic aspects of dying, death, burials, grief and commemoration and their historic changes in our society. It is one of only seven museums in Europe dedicated to these topics, and when it was opened in 1992, it was the first worldwide. The permanent exhibition includes items such as coffins, hearses, funeral monuments and traditional mourning costumes, and is complemented by temporary exhibitions on specific topics as well as special target group related programmes and events. Opening hours are Tu - Su 10:00-17:00 hrs and We 10:00-20:00 hrs, Mo closed.
There is also a small outdoor display of tombstones and topical sculptures in the front garden, this outdoor array is open 24/7 and free of charge.
Source: Museum website

Das Museum für Sepulkralkultur befasst sich mit kulturellen, sozialen und künstlerischen Aspekten rund um den Themenbereich Tod, Sterben, Bestattung, Trauer und Gedenken, und ihrer historischen Entwicklung und Veränderung in unserer Gesellschaft. Es ist eins von mittlerweile sieben Museen in Europa, die dieser Thematik gewidmet sind, und war bei seiner Eröffnung 1992 das erste weltweit. In der Dauerausstellung werden u.a. Särge, Leichenwagen, Grabmonumente und Trauertrachten gezeigt, zusätzlich gibt es Sonderausstellungen zu speziellen Themen sowie zielgruppengerichtete Aktionen und Veranstaltungen. Die Öffnungszeiten sind Di - So 10:00-17:00 h und Mi 10:00-20:00 h, Mo geschlossen.
Im Vorgarten gibt es eine kleine Ausstellung von Grabsteinen und themenbezogenen Skulpturen, die kostenlos und rund um die Uhr zugänglich ist.
Quelle: Internetseite des Museums
Mainly cultural history, but artistic aspects are covered as well, e.g. design of tombstones, memorials etc.

Street Address:
Weinbergstrasse 25–27 D-34117 Kassel

Food Court: yes

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Tu - Su 10:00-17:00 hrs We 10:00-20:00 hrs Mo closed

Cost: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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