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Duetsches Hygiene-Museum in Germany, Dresden spa

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The German Museum of Hygiene in Dresden is sometimes called the"Museum of Man". The unique science museum was opened in 1911. The idea of organizing it belonged to the manufacturer K. A. Linger. the museum's activities were supposed to contribute to the education of the poor in matters of health and culture of life. In this museum one could learn about human anatomy, the basics of personal hygiene and healthy eating. The II International Exhibition on Hygiene, 1930, confirmed the significance of the museum, its exposition was expanded and transferred to a specially rebuilt building (architect Wilhelm Kreis). The central attraction of the Museum `` Glass Man '' still occupies a worthy place in the exhibitions of the German Museum of Hygiene.

that in 1933 the National Socialists created an exhibition dedicated to the purity of the Aryan race, the so-called racial hygiene. During the hostilities in 1945, part of the collection was lost, the building was significantly destroyed.

After the restoration, the Museum of Hygiene continued its educational mission. In the GDR, young children knew the symbol of the Duetsches Hygiene-Museum, a man with a telescope named Kundi. Kundi watched the children and was unhappy if they were too lazy to wash and brush their teeth. After the unification of Germany for ideological reasons   Kundi was removed from the museum exposition, which led to the loss of connection with the large children's audience.

Today, the updated exposition presents modern trends in science and culture. society in terms of the life of the human body. Its thematic sections are devoted to Life and Death, Nutrition, Sex, Movement, Beauty. There is a section for children. In the arsenal of museum tools, both interactive tools and traditional types of exhibits are used. The most popular exhibit among visitors   is the"Glass Woman".

The uniqueness and social value of the Hygiene Museum in Dresden made it one of the important national institutions in Germany, as noted in the 2001 Blue Book; Germany.


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