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Travelling Ambassador stops at MPI-CBG Date posted: 23.06.11 11:41, Age: 4 yrs

By: Florian Frisch

See the Via Mobil promoting the via regia exhibition in Görlitz during Science Night

During Dresden Science Night on 1 July 2010, the Via Mobil stops at the MPI-CBG and welcomes you to explore the 2011 via regia exhibition (still showing until October 31, 2011 in Görlitz). 

In 2010 and 2011, the Via Mobil will be on the road across Europe as a ‘travelling ambassador’, promoting the State Exhibition and visits to Görlitz. As it travels along the Via Regia route, the Via Mobil will also ‘collect’ impressions and document its journey on film. It will take its visitors on a virtual journey between East and West Europe, carrying them away into the history and future of this once significant trade route. On its first tour, from May to October 2010, the Via Mobil will travel along today’s Council of Europe Cultural Route. Through the Via Mobil, the State Exhibition will gain a presence in around 40 towns and cities, from Santiago de Compostela, via Pamplona to Bordeaux, Paris, Mainz, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, Großenhain, Görlitz, Wrocław, Kraków, and on to Lvov/Lviv and Kiev/Kyiv.

‘800 Years of Mobility and Movement’ is the defining theme for ‘via regia’, the Third Saxon State Exhibition, which is shown in Görlitz from May to October 2011. Eight hundred years have passed between the first documented mention of the via regia as ‘strata regia’ or ‘Hohe Straße’ [High Road] in 1252 and its current status and future prospects in the twenty-first century.

Focusing on Görlitz and its region, the exhibition explores the theme of life on and around the road. Further information can be found at www.landesausstellung-viaregia.museum.