10 September to 9 November 2015
Things We Keep
A new Exhibition at the German Historical Institute London
What do a jam pot, a fountain pen, a house number plaque and a mixer tap have in common? All these things have been brought to Britain by German immigrants and expats. And all these things will be on show in autumn at „Things We Keep“, an exhibition at the German Historical Institute London.
19 September (10am - 2pm)
This year, for the first time, the German Historical Institute takes part in Open House London, the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. Originally constructed in the later seventeen century, 17 Bloomsbury Square, a Grade II listed building, was remodelled by John Nash c1777-8. Highlights include an Adam-style ceiling on the 1st floor and a beautiful staircase with wrought-iron balustrade. Once home to the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, since 1982 it houses the German Historical Institute. The Institute will be open on Saturday 19 September between 10am and 2pm. There will be guided tours every half hour.
More information is available on the Open House London website