Palais, Potluck and a Party

  It’s summer, the sun is (mostly) shining and the weather is (mostly) warm – which makes this time of year perfect to come together, enjoy good food and even better company. If we are honest, we have to admit that the Welcome Center has never had the best of luck with outdoor events. The weather often fits the German stereotype of providing little sunshine and lots of rain. This time, though, we were lucky! On Thursday we all met in the Palais Garden of the Japanese Palais near the river Elbe, had a potluck picnic, shared stories with each other […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(31 July – 6 August 2015)

Friday, 31 July 2015: First day of “War and Peace” – 3 photographic exhibitions Images of violent conflicts shape our cultural memory. Starting today and running until 25 October 2015, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden present, at three separate venues, three exhibitions devoted to war, threat, and destruction as depicted through the medium of photography. Photographs of military force, destruction, and devastation have left an indelible mark on the stock of epoch-defining images of the 20th and 21st century. They range, for instance, from pictures of the protective measures taken by Venetians in World War I to protect the most important monuments […]