Exhibition – OUR STATE. 75 Years of North Rhine-Westphalia

3 November 2021

At the request of the curators for the exhibition “OUR STATE. 75 Years of North Rhine-Westphalia”, Véronique Kentzinger (archivist at the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich, responsible for the historical documentation of Forschungszentrum Jülich) provided objects and photos from Forschungszentrum Jülich for the exhibition.

In Düsseldorf, you can view the gold plaque of the 1971 national competition “Industrie in der Landschaft” (industry in the landscape), which was awarded for exemplary achievements in balancing technology and nature for the sake of human-oriented urban development. You can find the plaque and further information in the unit entitled “Shattered Nuclear Dreams”, which is located at the “Environment in Danger” station.

Goldplakette des Bundeswettbewerbs "Industrie in der Landschaft" 1971

In seven further chapters, the exhibition provides insights into the history of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) up to the present day and covers topics such as the new political beginning after World War II, NRW as an immigration state, social balance, change, and freedoms.

Until 23 May 2022, you can visit the exhibition “OUR STATE. 75 Years of North Rhine-Westphalia” in the Foundation House of History North Rhine-Westphalia (Behrens building) in Düsseldorf.

+++ Update 18 February 2022 +++
The exhibition has been extended until 28 August 2022.

Your contact for historical documentation at ZB

Véronique Kentzinger
Email: v.kentzinger (at) fz-juelich.de
Tel: 02461 61-4892
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Last Modified: 12.05.2022