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no escobar successors came in come on. in the eye of the train. for. what's in store. for the future. for the major cities. inside. and i'm a citizen of the world that's certainly because of my own biography i was led breslau during the bombardment i grew up in a small town and libraries where how i got to know the world to be but i visited north africa as a schoolboy and i was always drawn to foreign countries because i had this
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curiosity about how other people live think and work and it was always worth it yes i'm a citizen of the world. this is the story of a the story of the final year in the career of detail a man has shaped the german cultural landscape of the past decades like few others with his incredible ability to grasp the right moment. as head of the german national library as loued of palin's museum island. as president of the institute but his last 12 months did not go as planned it was a traumatic year. the last official trip to africa after
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a long flight the president of the good to institute touched down in namibia a full my german colony. history is everywhere in the capital into. the colossal independence museum tells the story of the long struggle for liberation from colonialism. the most recent chapter of that story is all about restitution returning cultural artifacts. the tribal leader hendrik that boy isn't a maybe a national hero because of his resistance against german colonial rule. your symbolic bible and whip were taken by the germans after his death their return was
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an important 1st step so it isn't just the removal of bob jacks it's basically the breaking up people of personalities of their self-determination and self-confidence this was coming colonialism can't be glossed over this is simply a beginning there's a lot more to be done here so now is the time to get to know each other and to talk to africans in africa about these experiences and to exchange ideas so that these stories can be told over to the layman was also in namibia to visit the local good to institute in the center of the tech. team here had spent 2 weeks preparing a major conference about post-colonialism which took place in quetta tura a former apartheid era township on the outskirts of into. it was part of a long term project that brings together museum experts and creative minds from across africa. if you close the show but it is called off because
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you. could if. there was a sense that things were coming full circle philemon his very 1st official trip in 2008 was to another former german colony tanzania he had come with good news the use of austerity were the good to institute in dar es salaam would reopen after a decade. we are back to the other side of africa has been an important focus for the good to institute ever since 12 years later the self-confidence of a new generation in the world of art and museums was visible at the conference. the world your. life. and fresh concepts such as digitalisation made this conference stand out every detail we can go to a. holding. their
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society which we find ourselves in today does not agree with the principal's office or museum so if you can't communicate to an audience who don't understand you know you said the median age of africa is 19. so it's really critical that we thought i think this question that who are we speaking to how are we speaking to them what platforms are these thing. but then it was fair well to africa the continent that changed how klaus detail a man saw the world. because i've always found it terrible that africa is only associated with negative stories i've experienced so many positive things and i think we simply have to get them across to good news needs to be given a chance as well falls. that chance would soon come back in germany. a few weeks later the president of the go to
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institute appeared at the frankfurt book fair. the world's biggest media trade fair was the perfect stage for a layman to talk about his experiences into the bathroom. it's always where he can return to his professional rates as well. in 1980 was appointed director of the national library or more precisely the west german half in frankfurt the other half was in. to germany's 2 national libraries the cold war had even divided the world of books. was when i became director general of the national library in frankfurt in $88.00 i made my 1st trip to leipsic. i didn't think it was right for us to be separate
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entities given that we were founded on common goals good plan we talked about that in my pick just quickly. he'd gone there to visit the so-called memory of the nation the german library was founded in 1912 to collect a. all german language publications under one roof in 1949 it became the central library of the workers' state and a western counterpart was set up in frankfurt with the same goals. then in 1909 everything changed hundreds of thousands took to the streets in a peaceful resolution tracked by writers such as stephan hi i'm. water transformation it's as if somebody had opened the windows after all these years of stagnation. was. the people
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liberated themselves from communist rule and east germany fell apart lehman's informal talks with librarians in lexis suddenly became a political mission to reunify the institution. but what would become of the german library in like. you're go i bet had been a librarian there since 1974 and was part of negotiations after the wall fell. on them and we sat here in this room with lehmann and his partners sat here at the front i was sitting on one of the chairs at the back somewhere because i can remember it quite clearly well initially there was a brief silence he must have been asking himself how we in life would react to these invaders but it wasn't an invasion he was pretty clear about that he said we were working on a common plan because one of the 1st sentences i can still remember was the greater
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germany that's coming into being here could certainly use a national library with 2 locations. in august 1990 the 2 german states signed the unification treaty in berlin and the status of the new national library was made official including its 2 location. frankfurt's and like. thanks. to since 1912 of the books immortalized in oil on the wall opposite a photo of klaus taken by his friend renowned photographer newton it marks the beginning of a new era as it is my 1st of all it's very down to earth. image suggests that he is striving upwards and you can also see that he has a sense of how an image functions and how to come across well in a new ecological age. exposed concrete steel and
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glass below that on 3 floors and underground depository 30000 square meters of books. frankfurt's long planned new german national library building was completed in 1997. degrees. the chancellor himself attended the inauguration and cole was an avid but. after the ceremony he wanted to see the books so we went into the underground stacks and we barely made it out again because cole was so fascinated he kept pulling out different books. i said mr chancellor we should really get back to our guests that didn't
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interest them at all. i think we were in the stacks for 3 hours. that was call he always had time for books and for the library it rebooted. one year and the last election later kohl was no longer chancellor he handed power over to get hot schroeder. the seat of government in parliament moved from bombed to berlin and lehmann took on a new role as president of the pression cultural heritage foundation of the stress held of the new millennium it was germany's most important cultural position. it brought with it the chance to reshape the face of the nation's capital with the help of a little political goodwill. the next change of government in berlin would also be good to live on in 2008 he became president of the good institute. chancellor angela merkel paid him a personal visit when he took office it was the 1st and also the sign of the
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growing global significance of cultural diplomacy or does it was important for us that the chancellor made such a clear signal so soon after i began my time as go to institute director in munich who was so 3 encounters and all positive i want my male independent spirit and independence has always been important to me but i don't belong to a political party so i can always speak personally and based on facts that probably wasn't a bad thing. in 2019 renowned german violinist and it's a female test scooped one of the world's biggest price is the premium imperioli awarded by the japan association. the man has been an international advisor to the prize for years. in the heart of tokyo set among the parks and palaces near the famous may she
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shrine lies the may she can. and khan this traditional site for formal celebrations hosted the awards ceremony though it's not good at all so the 2nd one you and i guess must. leave was quite at home in the highly formal setting the prince and princess of touch he were present on behalf of japan's imperial dynasty. his distinguished guests worth around 125000 euros the world's richest up prizes awarded in 5 categories anissa fimo to whistle a man's choice in 2019. was a really calm presence in the middle of everything running things and giving everyone the feeling that they were at the center of proceeding in the bible in fact it was he who was probably at the heart of it all holding the reins.
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winter in germany and the everyday routine of the go to institute at the cultural institutions headquarters near the center of munich it's time for the so-called presidential breakfast. it's a way for a layman to ensure this internal exchanges can happen free from a strict top down hierarchy that something 50 years of leadership experience has taught him. the 500 go to institute employees work in the building the architecture is an example of german post-war modernism it reflects the self image of the institution which was founded in 1951. practicality clear lines transparency it's all more than just a facade. being president of the good institute is an honorary post which laymen views as vital to defending democracy.
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we're seeing an oversimplification of things or protel a t. in our disagreements and that worries me for us racism is a dangerous threat that impacts our own credibility that's why we also want to have a stronger presence within germany in terms of cultural education. in 2020 thailand's good to institute 20 to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a large programme of events lehmann's trip there had been planned for a long time. but then coronavirus struck and fears of a pandemic grew. when a man decided to go ahead with the visit martin niemeyer the head of the institute in bangkok breathed a huge sigh of relief. the far lampung railway
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station could almost be a piece of europe in central bangkok. the city's transportation hub for over a century it was models on frankfurt's train station. they basically began my career in frankfurt and i come here to bangkok and what do i see it's a little smaller but it has the architecture and the atmosphere of frankfurt central station it's an odd feeling because it's just like at the beginning here i am in my final year working for the go to institute and here is frankfurt train station again this time in bangkok it's very emotional from. the historic waiting room turned into a pop up concert hall the glitter institute had invited young musicians from bangkok and cologne to perform pieces by johann sebastian bach and john cage
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amongst other composers it was an unusual experience. as for the commuters. lay man who had turned 80 a few days before soaked up the atmosphere. gag . and dead it was time to celebrate the good to institute plays an important role in cultural life in the thai capital the organization is keen to make its presence felt in asia especially at such a critical time and those here appreciate it. the guests had no idea that juta kovac 19 this will be one of the last parties in
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bangkok for a long while. when a man travels his wife lisa usually goes with him on officially and at the couple's own expense she's his most important confidant. and shops if you tell him that's good mulder and a lot of time with my husband we get going at 7 in the morning we have evenings together since we spend an hour having dinner we talk about everything he listens to me and of course i hear about the fascinating things he's doing and everything that's going on this is where the information goes both ways it's absolutely equal and so i don't miss out on anything up some more. leisurely man remains in the background and yet she is still very present the tumescent university she was the 1st woman to study geo physics in minds half a century ago. was good so there is
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a one consistent dynamic and my life. life that i'm very satisfied and happy with so why why. we have our golden wedding anniversary and all of those things behind us and this stability is really important to me. otherwise i couldn't do all the things i do. the 2 of us are like us small company and in. the name of the settle for their return trip to germany. on march 28th thailand implemented a state of emergency to covert 19. as knockdown measures were introduced to bangkok it's good to institute tatty close to the public it's the same for the other $157.00 of them around the world corona has brought the world of institutes to
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a halt this also means that their main source of income has disappeared language courses make up almost 40 percent of the 440000000 euro budgets in germany the president and buddha fighting to keep the cultural institute going to zoom in here constantly speaking to m.p.'s ministers the foreign office which has been very helpful and supportive i do think it's good that i'm still here in this crisis that i'm available this year just because of my connections and experience which are important and these times i think i would have suffered if i had only been able to experience this phase as an onlooker that. the german government reacted to the crisis quickly and granted the go to institute emergency aid of up to 70000000 euros it's a sign of the importance accorded to the cultural institute's worldwide network and to its most experienced cultural diplomat. was one of the most influential
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individuals in shaping developing and even creating international cultural relations in europe. that's his legacy which we're very thankful for. the stand these ideas have been incorporated into our policies for europe 2 will also never forget his relentless dedication and his ability to take a stand especially in difficult times before. there's institutes around the world prepare for the new normal in times of corona all events and services now take place online well. now. just. last spring in berlin came and went some arrived the president had far fewer possibilities to remain active in his last few months in service in late summer 2020 lehmann returned to berlin's museum island which he had so passionately reformed and shaped around the turn of the millennium in his capacity as president
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of the pression cultural heritage foundation new and old come together here to create a truly unique space. in the noise museum the modern staircase is a reminder of the many challenges lehmann had to face at the end of the 1990 s. . the grand ensemble of 5 museums on the island was in dire need of redevelopment but also on the list of unesco world heritage sites. there was no other way but to renovate modernize recreate and rearrange the museum island turned into a major construction site with laman increasingly becoming the main architect for the country's cultural landscape. in $99.00 the museum directors all agreed on the master plan for the museum island which is still in effect today where there was order so yes surely that's also been my influence we could construct the noir small sambo museum an altar not so nagasaki according
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to schedule without stretching our budget on. the newest museum is the heart of this big scale renovation project during the 2nd world war it had been damaged and parts of it were destroyed architects david chipperfield reconstructed the museum. show pieces the so-called nubian room decorated with motifs romantic. architect to the pression king in the mid 19th century. limon would show this room to every person he was hoping to win over the support. it's a beautiful room the proportions are good natured greases here the oracle terra cotta the great philosophers. but it's also a mysterious room a magical place. when does a magnet and i was
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a little shameless and using this magic to rally support for the museum island concept or financially 2 of you know. who was head of berlin's public museums was always a name on site the 2 were together for a decade to implement them master plan. he was brilliant strategically he was relentless and would never tire of taking members of parliament to the museum island to show them around them what he's great at motivating others he's truly what you might call a cultural diplomat and he's a genius when it comes to committees close detail a man would enter a meeting and at the end he had convinced everyone in the room of his opinion he was very elegant and efficient or there's everything. the museum island which brings together cultures from across the globe is perhaps the sight of
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a man's most significant professional accomplishments here he likes to reflect on his life's work klaus detail a man's life lee career so closely connected to german postal history is coming to an end. he had this ability to know what is the right thing to do and when his detail a man was the right person he crossed buddhas and was at home in the world of culture be it in germany or in round the globe others are now following in his footsteps for example with a home built for an international cultural center a museum housed in the reconstructed burned in palace. so is this cultural diplomat the last of his kind and when i wouldn't say i'm a dinosaur that's going extinct i really hope that this type of person won't die out which will always need people who want to connect and i believe that there will be more. and more of this type of person who can motivate others and has a sense of team spirit. i don't think i'll be the last of my kind quite the
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opposite and if i can be an example then by showing that we can achieve a lot by interacting with others allies and time.
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