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Jewellery - Language. Exhibitions to mark the anniversary of Johannes Reuchlin’s death

Exhibition  /  01 Jul 2022  -  06 Nov 2022
Published: 05.08.2021
Lucien Falize. Bracelet: Untitled, about 1880. Gold, enamel.. Photo by: Günter Meyer. Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum. Lucien Falize
Bracelet: Untitled, about 1880
Gold, enamel.
Photo by: Günter Meyer
Part of: Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
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Intro
Jewellery serves as a means of communication, and hence is quite literally a ‘carrier of meaning’. The Jewellery Museum has been inspired by this aspect to mark the 500th anniversary of Johannes Reuchlin’s death with an exhibition of calligraphy to highlight the humanist’s appreciation of languages and, concomitantly, of tolerance and peaceful understanding.
When we think of language, jewellery is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, jewellery is a precious manifestation of many and varied systems of signs and symbols – as precious as the message itself. Jewellery serves as a means of communication, and hence is quite literally a ‘carrier of meaning’. The Jewellery Museum has been inspired by this aspect to mark the 500th anniversary of Johannes Reuchlin’s death with an exhibition of calligraphy to highlight the humanist’s appreciation of languages and, concomitantly, of tolerance and peaceful understanding. In addition, video installations in several rooms will be showing texts from various eras of human history, and the theme of “language in jewellery” will be running like a leitmotif throughout the permanent exhibition. After all, jewellery has been playing an important role across different epochs and cultures as one of the many ways to express ourselves. Not least due to its high symbolic value, it is also a precious gift, for example for the birth of a child or on a wedding day. Quite often, jewellery accompanies its owner to their grave and thus even after death.


Opening:
Opening ceremony scheduled for Friday, 24 June, 7 p.m.
Ticket:
Admission € 10, reduced price € 8.50, combined ticket (permanent & special exhibition) € 12.50
 
 
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