From 22nd March to 16th June 2019, the Archaeological Museum Hamburg is showing the exhibition “SYRIA. Fragments of a journey, fragments of a time” with photographs by Yvonne von Schweinitz (1921-2015). The photographer travelled to Syria in 1953 and 1960 in today’s largely destroyed cities Damascus, Homs, Hama and Aleppo, with trips to the desert oasis Palmyra and the Alawite Mountains. The exhibition invites the visitor to follow the paths of travel photographer Yvonne von Schweinitz. More than 70 black-and-white photographs and numerous colour slides were taken with her Rolleiflex and various small-format cameras. Complementary material gives an impression of the current situation of Syria, shaken by the civil war.

The curators of the exhibition, Claus Friede and Mathias von Marcard, guide you through the exhibition and give a comprehensive insight into its history. Following the tour, you can once again see the exhibition with new eyes and deepen your new insights.


31.03.2019, 14-15 Uhr: Mathias von Marcard

28.04.2019, 14-15 Uhr: Claus Friede

12.05.2019, 14-15 Uhr: Mathias von Marcard

16.06.2019, 15-16 Uhr: Claus Friede (zum Abschluss der Ausstellung)


Special Exhibition

Museumsplatz 2
21073 Hamburg


Fee: regular admission + 3 Euros
No registration necessary
Note: This event will be in German only