Prof. Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken, Freies Deutsches Hochstift & Goethe-Museum
The German Romantik-Museum is being built next door to the Goethe-House in Frankfurt. The current combination of the Goethe-House and the portrait gallery of the Goethe era will be complemented by an extension housing the innovative museum. The basis for this is the unique collection of German Romantic literature, collected over the past 100 years by the Freie Deutschen Hochstift. The collection includes extensive inventories on the key figures of the day, from Novalis to the Brentano siblings and Joseph von Eichendorff. It is completed by first-rate collections in the area of fine arts and the daily culture of the times. The exhibition concept combines the presentation of selected originals (manuscripts, prints, paintings, everyday objects) with media and interactive exhibition forms, with the aim of making a key German and European epoch tangible. Goethe himself will be portrayed in a new light.
Overview of all events of the theme day on 14.03.20: Digital Romantic
Prof. Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken is the Director of the Freie Deutsches Hochstift, (Goethe-Museum) one of the oldest cultural institutes in Germany and a non-profit research institution, and professor of Modern German Literature at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research and teaching focus on translation/interculturality and world literature, edition science and the field of literature and media. Her work in German studies and comparative literature centres on Goethe. Since 2010, she has been planning the expansion of Frankfurt's Goethe House to include the German Romantik-Museum, which is scheduled to open in 2021. In 2014, she was awarded the title "University Teacher of the Year" by the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers for her extraordinary commitment to the planned German Romantik-Museum, as well as the Dr. Gabriele Strecker Award by the Soroptimist International (SI) Club Frankfurt am Main.