zur Buchpräsentation mit Vortrag
am 9. Mai 2014 um 17 Uhr
im Haus der Geschichte, Bonn
Dr. Dietmar Preißler, Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Bonner Gesellschaft für Volkskunde und Kulturwissenschaften e. V.
Prof. Dr. Paul van de Laar, Museum Rotterdam, Collecting and connecting. Rethinking contemporary heritage.
Gespräch mit den Herausgeberinnen Dr. Sophie Elpers und Anna Palm M. A.
Moderation: Verena Lammert M. A., WDR
Veranstaltungsort: Haus der Geschichte, Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, ÖPNV: U-Bahn Linien 16, 63 und
66, Haltestelle Heussallee/Museumsmeile
Anmeldung bitte bis zum 5. Mai 2014 bei Anna Palm: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Netherlands change to a new vehicle registration card, plastic instead of paper. The first card was issued for the Toyota 200GT in the collection of the Louwman Museum in Den Haag. That way it became part of the collection right away and can be considered cultural heritage. A fine example of contemporary collecting.
The Toyota 200GT is a remarkable car, only 337 were manufactured and it can be considered a turning point in the self esteem of the Japanese automotive industry. The Toyota 220GT featured in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice which is an interesting anecdotal fact in this case. The Louwman Toyota 200GT was taken out of the world of motoring by turning it into a museum object. Now the Louwman Toyota is licensed to be driven again on the public road. Heritage as the second life of objects. Museum objects getting a second life in real life. Very much to the point, especially considering that Mr. Louwman made his fortune by importing Toyota’s.
Bitcoins, a virtual currency, are booming business. Invented in 2009, they are now a hype, spurred by the uncertainties of the banking crisis. Read Kevin Roose in the New York Magazine about his acquisition of a bitcoin. Interestingly enough the British Museum collected a ‘coined’ version of the bitcoin, made by Mike Caldwell. Doe the BM have a real bitcoin in the collection? Or is that to difficult to collect and keep?
(Source: Daily Mail)