Kiel Marine Science

Exhibition April 16th to May 14th Failure with added value - From the shoals of maritime inventions

Apr 16, 2018

Von den Untiefen maritimer Erfindungen aus Kiel

An exhibition by students of the History Department of Kiel University on the success story of initially failed maritime inventions.

Since the middle of the 19th century, shipping has changed fundamentally: new inventions conquered the world market and ensured faster and safer shipping traffic. But not all innovations took place without difficulties at the beginning. The exhibition focuses on maritime inventions from Kiel, which initially failed for a variety of reasons, and reveals the amazing success stories behind the apparent failures - failure with added value. Hier weiterlesen

The exhibition was developed in the winter semester 2017/2018 by students of the History Department of Kiel University (CAU) under the direction of Knut Kollex and Lisa Kragh. For this purpose, the students have dealt intensively with Kiel's maritime history and researched inventions such as the Flettner rotors, the "Brandtaucher" or the hydro motor, which initially did not prevail, but later underwent an impressive development. The exhibition is composed of images, texts and suitable objects (from the Kiel Maritime Museum).
The exhibition can be seen from April 16th to May 14th in the Merkur Gallery of the IHK Kiel (Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Schleswig-Holstein). Admission is free.


In short
Exhibition: Failure with added value - From the shoals of maritime inventions from Kiel
Place: Merkur-Galerie der IHK Kiel, Bergstraße 2
Date: April 16, until May 14, 2018


Contact
Lisa Kragh
research assistant in the section Regional History at the Department of History at Kiel University

lkragh@email.uni-kiel.de

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