EVENTS

Next to the exhibitions at Museum Sinclair-Haus, visitors encounter a wide program of activities like guided tours, talks, readings, concerts and theatre.


  • Sunday07.07.
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    OPENING "BEATING WINGS"

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    Including open studio
    Sunday, July 7, 11 am

    Free admission

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de

  • Wednesday17.07.
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    HORTICULTURE MEETS LITERATURE: SILKWORMS

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    From mulberry trees to the fabric of the gods – Silk
    Wednesday, July 17, 7 pm
    Place: Bad Homburg Palace, Orangery
    Lecture with Peter Vornholt (Palace Gardener) and reading with Christoph Pütthoff (Frankfurt Theatre)

    The white mulberry is the silkworm’s staple food. Even in the 18th century, Prussia wished to gain independence from costly Chinese imports by establishing its own silk production. Peter Vornholt, chief gardener at the Palace in Bad Homburg, has planted mulberry trees in the Palace gardens to reactivate the centuries-old tradition of silkworm breeding. He will report on his efforts in his lecture. Afterwards, Christoph Pütthoff reads from Alessandro Baricco’s novel Silk, which is set in 1861 and takes the silk merchant Hervé Joncour to the then-unknown country of Japan. (Reading in German.)
    Fee: 12 €

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.

  • Wednesday24.07.
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    SUMMER EVENING IN THE PARK

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    “What buzzing is that?”
    Wednesday, July 24, 7-9 pm
    Location: Bad Homburg Palace Gardens (please follow the signs)

    An artistically diverse walk through the Palace Gardens with music, dance and literature on the subject of insects, ending with a glass of wine and snacks.
    Fee: 15 €

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.

  • Wednesday07.08.
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    TRAVELOGUE

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    “My Butterfly Year”
    Wednesday, August 7, 7 pm
    Peter Henning in conversation with Daniella Baumeister of the radio station hr2-kultur


    Peter Henning has made one of his dreams come true: at the age of seven, he caught his first butterflies in the Main meadows. 50 years later, he embarked upon a great butterfly excursion. For an entire year, he crisscrossed Europe. In conversation with Daniella Baumeister, he discusses the Spanish moon moth and its tango dancing, caterpillars which camouflage themselves as snakes and more. He decodes behavioural patterns and survival strategies of these versatile quick-change artists. (In German.)
    Fee: 9 €

    Peter Henning, Mein Schmetterlingsjahr, published by Konrad Theiss Verlag

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.


  • Wednesday14.08.
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    CULTURAL HISTORY: FLIES

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    An astonishing portrait of an annoying insect
    Wednesday, August 14, 7 pm
    Peter Geimer in conversation with Alf Mentzer of the radio station hr2-kultur

    Flies bother us; wherever they appear, they are disturbing, and remarkably obtrusive too. No wonder that a veritable literature of condemnation against these helpless insects has developed, going back to antiquity. In his portrait of the supposedly superfluous insect, art historian Peter Geimer shows astonishingly many facets of the fly. He describes the fascination with its special eye apparatus in the history of film and photography and in painting too, and elucidates the central role the fly plays in the scientific decoding of the genome. (In German.)
    Fee: 9 €

    Peter Geimer (Ed.): Fliegen. Ein Portrait, published by Matthes & Seitz, Berlin

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.


  • Wednesday21.08.
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    POETRY & MUSIC

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    “Crawlers & Scuttlers – The Wonderful World of Insects”
    Wednesday, August 21, 7 pm
    Michael Quast, Fliegende Volksbühne, and Olaf Pyras, Percussion

    We detest and mystify them. They produce poison, cooperate in highly complex societies, or kill their closest relatives. More than 80 percent of all species on earth are insects. Could all that soon be over? – Michael Quast takes a poetic approach to this catastrophe, reciting texts by the insect researcher Jean-Henri Fabre and poems by Goethe, Heine, Morgenstern & Co. He is joined by the percussionist Olaf Pyras, a specialist in New Music and sound experiments of all kinds. (In German.)
    Fee: 15 €

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.


  • Wednesday28.08.
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    WORTH KNOWING

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    Bees and Booty
    Wednesday, August 28, 7 pm
    With Andreas Kramer, Organic Beekeeper


    Bees are in a sorry state. Especially the wild bee species are threatened with extinction. Yet butterflies, wasps and bumblebees are also endangered. Which conditions are necessary for bees, bumblebees and their relatives to feel at home in their natural habitat again, so that fruit and vegetables do not have to be pollinated by human hands, as is already the case in China? Andreas Kramer offers insights into the workings of his Bioland beekeeping business, explaining what we can do to counteract the dying of insects.
    Weather permitting, the lecture will take place in the Palace Gardens.
    Fee: 9 €

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.


  • Wednesday04.09.
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    ARTIST CONVERSATION

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    Wednesday, September 4, 7 pm
    Maximilian Prüfer in conversation with Bianca Schwarz of the radio station hr2-kultur

    His latest project has taken the artist Maximilian Prüfer to China, where he visited the Szechuan Province, on the border with Tibet. His subject is the dying of bees. For here, where wild bees in particular are nearly extinct, farmers have to pollinate their fruit plantations by hand. In conversation with Bianca Schwarz, Maximilian Prüfer reports on his experiences and his art. (In German.)
    Fee: 9 €

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.


  • Wednesday11.09.
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    EUROPEAN EXPLORATIONS

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    “Of Bees and Humans” – A Journey to Europe’s Beekeepers
    Wednesday, September 11, 7 pm
    Ulla Lachauer in conversation with Ulrike Schneiberg and a moderator

    How people treat bees is a seismograph for the state of our world. But who are the beekeepers? – Ulla Lachauer has travelled many regions in Europe, speaking to beekeepers. Her explorations range from the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea to the Pyrenees and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Her book assembles 14 portraits of passionate beekeepers. In conversation, she talks about her journeys and about the question: “What can a beekeeper tell us about nature and society?”
    Fee: 9 €

    Ulla Lachauer: Von Bienen und Menschen, published by Rowohlt Verlag

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.


  • Sunday15.09.
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    SUNDAY STUDIO

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    Sunday, September 15, 1-5:30 pm
    For children, teenagers, adults and seniors
    Place: Palace Garden, to the right on the meadow in front of the Orangery and at the Studio at the Museum Sinclair-Haus

    At two stations in the green, participants can build or paint insects, guided by visual artists. At the Studio, the printing press stands ready to produce rotogravures, and winged creatures can be drawn.
    Fee: 3 € per person, no registration necessary, tickets at the Museum ticket office

     

    INFORMATION
    + 49 (0) 6172 404 127/-129

  • Friday20.09.
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    FOR FUTURE

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    An Afternoon about Climate Change and Biodiversity
    Friday, September 20, 5-9 pm
    Moderator: Regina Oehler, science journalist and editor

    “Fridays for Future” – all over the world, student protests are rousing society from its slumber. They demand that politicians and each of us take rapid action, for the next generation’s future has long begun. We open the Museum Sinclair-Haus on this Friday from 5 pm onwards to host a discussion forum: scientists, artists, a beekeeper and a student representative talk about climate protection and biodiversity. What has to change quickly, and what can each and every one of us contribute to protecting nature?
    Free admission

    The panel includes: Dr. Wolfgang H. O. Dorow, project coordinator hessian nature forest reservation, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung; Lea Grebe, artist; Prof. Dr. Bernd Grünewald, neurobiologist and director of the Institute for Beekeeping in Oberursel; Paul Harder, City Student Council of Frankfurt; Andreas Kramer, Imker; Manuel Schweiger, Wildnisreferent der Zoologischen Gesellschaft Frankfurt; Maximilian Prüfer, artist

     

    INFORMATION
    T + 49 (0) 6172 404-120
    info@museum-sinclair-haus.de
    Tickets for all events are available in advance at the museum’s ticket counter or right before the event in question at the evening box office.

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