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Special Exhibition "Saxony Lifts Its Treasures"

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The Natural History Museum Leipzig presents its new special exhibition "Saxony raises its treasures".

From mid-October, the special exhibition area of the Natural History Museum Leipzig will shine in a new guise. The travelling exhibition of the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology entitled "Saxony raises its treasures" will then be on display in Leipzig from 18 October 2023 to September 2024. The opening ceremony will take place on 17 October 2023 at 6 p.m. in the museum.

The exhibition "Saxony raises its treasures" makes the geology of Saxony and its historical significance tangible for the visitor and shows today's challenges of the State Geological Survey in Saxony, such as hazard prevention, infrastructure, renewable energies and sustainable mining of raw materials. Everything we build, move, extract and plant is based on knowledge and expertise about the geological underground.

For example, do you know where gold can be found in Saxony or how you can cool your house in summer with the help of the underground? The answers to these questions as well as many other insights are available in the travelling exhibition. A highlight is the walk-through gallery. There, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of raw materials underground on interactive screens.
The eight-square-metre hidden object picture is particularly interesting for children. It tells the story of mining in Saxony up to the present day.

The history of the Free State is closely linked to its geology; silver ores and porcelain in particular have made Saxony famous worldwide. With the resulting development of the geological underground, it was not only possible to map raw material deposits, but also to document soil conditions and expand the railway infrastructure. Even today, geoscience is an interface between the preservation of nature and the infrastructure that is important for industrial society.

A supporting programme with guided tours, lectures, excursions and children's events accompanies the contents of the exhibition.

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Special Exhibition "Saxony Lifts Its Treasures"
Lortzingstraße 3
04105 Leipzig

Phone: 0341 98221-0
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