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18 October 2000

Exhibition at the University Museum: Marie Baum

20 October 2000 to 20 January 2001 in the Old University (Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg) - Marie Baum was a prominent figure in Germany's women's rights movement

In the series of exhibitions in the entrance hall of the Old University building, the University Museum has organised an exhibition entitled "Marie Baum: A Life of Social Responsibility" which will be on show from 20 October 2000 to 20 January 2001. Marie Baum (1874-1964) made Heidelberg her home in 1928 and was one of the prominent figures in Germany's women's rights movement. She was a scientist, social welfare official, politician, university teacher and writer.

The exhibition traces Marie Baum's life and work, her origins and her friendships, and documents the various stages of her professional life. 92 exhibits including letters from Ricarda Huch, Käthe Kollwitz, Marianne Weber, Alfred Weber, Karl Jaspers and Gustav Radbruch testify to her impact on the social thinking of the day and her close links with the University.

Most of the photographs, pictures and documents on show are taken from the Marie Baum Bequest in the University Library, put together by Petra Schaffrodt in collaboration with the University Archives between September 1999 and May 2000. The catalogue of the Bequest is due for publication in the "Schriften der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg" series (C. Winter-Verlag, Heidelberg), while the exhibition catalogue is published by the Verlag interkultur (Ubstadt-Weiher).

The University Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Mondays to Saturdays) and closed on Sundays and national holidays.

Please address any inquiries to:
Dr. Werner Moritz
Museum of Heidelberg University
Phone: 06221-547540, fax: 547706

Dr. Michael Schwarz
Press Officer of the University of Heidelberg
phone: 06221/542310, fax: 54317

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