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Media terminals in the salt house in mellrichstadt

Media terminals in the salt house in mellrichstadt

In a flash, a group of lively girls and boys turns into quiet schoolchildren: this is what happened in the summer of 2010, when six short films were made with elementary school students from mellrichstadt at the heimatmuseum salzhaus in mellrichstadt under the direction of the wurzburg-based kulturburo frankonzept. They show the "hardest work of the housewife" with museum director rudolf mauder and the children, washing as it was in the days of the great-grandmothers, informing about old craft techniques such as woodturning and presenting lessons with the village schoolmaster "with quill and cane" – in the time around 1935. Now the short films – each between five and twelve minutes long – can be viewed at the touch of a button on media terminals in the salt house.

Mayor eberhard streit was impressed when he first saw it. "I am thrilled with the creativity and commitment with which the children present the participatory activities together with rudolf mauder", he said after a tour of the museum. The innovative concept of short films makes the salt house much more a place of life and experience for visitors of all ages. "It is said that science explains the world, but it is easier to do so with words, images and sounds.", promises museum director mauder.

The film sequences offer educational information about the museum facilities and interesting background knowledge. It’s the children’s activities and the details that are so captivating, surprising and curious. The ease of use of the new stations will particularly attract schoolchildren and provide them with valuable insights while watching the films.

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The partnership needs young people

The partnership needs young people

The reunion is always warm when a delegation from the french twin town of stenay comes to munnerstadt. This is also no wonder. For the hosts buried old friends. Some of the acquaintances have lasted for decades now. Isabell itan and maria knauff first met about 40 years ago during a school exchange program. Isabell itan always enjoys coming to munnerstadt and has been a regular guest of the knauffs for many years.
25 guests from france came to munnerstadt – a little less than usual. But that is because there are still vacations in france, explains maria knauff. In addition, those who had registered had to cancel at short notice due to illness. But the german-french partnership between munnerstadt and stenay also has an age problem. Younger citizens from both cities are hardly involved in the partnership at all. This is apparent even in the fire department, monika petsch has noted. The fire departments on both sides have been a driving force behind the partnership from the very beginning, and this reciprocal visit is no exception. In order for the partnership to continue into the next generation, interested parties had to come together. "It was already, if again new people came", rosina eckert stated.
At a reception in the town hall, both 2. Mayor andreas tragner, as well as daniel leger, the partnership representative in stenay, the value of this friendship and its importance for the cities. Andreas tragner even spoke a short funeral sentence in french, which earned him special applause from the guests.
The hosts from munnerstadt spent the weekend together with their guests on a joint excursion to bad kissingen, but also privately with their families.