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A Great Challenge for a Humble Museum

The great discoveries from the ancient culture of Tartessos at the archaeological site Casas del Turuñuelo will be exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Badajoz. A humble museum since its beginnings, it now looks like it will become a place of great relevance after these important discoveries. But maybe it is a good time to think: is the museum ready for this? How will the new artefacts change the perception of the permanent collections? What impact will this have on the provincial museum?

Industrial Rooftop

Leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill and the Plant Roof Technique

Accompany authors Asem and Rachel to discover the story of Spinnerei, a large brick building in Leipzig that used to be a cotton mills at the end of the 19th century, which is one of the few still standing, despite the fact that much of Leipzig was bombed during the Second World War. 
How is it that this building was spared from the bombs? There are a number of hypotheses, one of which is that the green roof protected it…

Small church in Albania

A Small Church Adorned with Frescoes Hidden Beneath Fig Trees on a Lonely Island in Albania

The rock where the Saint Mary church is situated is at a distance of some 150 metres from the Great Prespa lake in Albania. The church sits in the southeastern cave or, viewed from the direction of the lake, on the viewer's right-hand side, above the water level. This small church, hidden beneath fig trees on an island off Maligrad is notable for its 14th-century frescoes, which used to completely adorn both interior and exterior walls. It is believed that Serbian nobleman Kesar Novak, who held the region of Lake Prespa during the Serbian Empire of Uroš the Weak (1355-1371), built the church.

Schwemme's side façade in Halle

Reuse is the New Black

In this article, we explored how the concept of reuse and revitalisation translates into practice through the example of Schwemme Brewery. Since coming under the ownership of Schwemme e.V., this over 300-year-old brewery in Halle has been gradually transforming into a welcoming cultural space full of possibilities where dedicated individuals and an engaged community are using sustainable principles to ensure the meaningful transformation of historical space fit for modern needs.

Street in the industrial complex of Spinnerei, Leipzig

The Transformation of Spinnerei: from Industrial Site to Art Centre

The Spinnerei in Leipzig, Germany, was once a cotton mill in the 19th and 20th century. Following its closure in the 1990s, the site was abandoned for many years. Today, the Spinnerei has been transformed into a vibrant centre for contemporary art and creative industries. Visitors find dozens of galleries, studios, workshops, and the KINO, an artist-led cinema. In this article, we explore the history of the Spinnerei, its transformation into a creative hub, and the formation of its artist community.