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Weißes Wüstengold. Chile-Salpeter und Hamburg

In the organizer's words:

The Chilehaus in Hamburg is 100 years old. Its builder, the entrepreneur Henry B. Sloman, was a so-called "saltpetre baron" whose great wealth was based on the extraction of raw materials in Chile. For the first time, the exhibition sheds light on the living and working conditions of saltpetre workers in the Chilean Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world in the rain shadow of the Andes, and shows historical photographs, archaeological finds and contemporary art from Chile. The topic of the one-sided extraction of raw materials is still controversial today, as the lithium for our e-mobility is also mined in Chile - as the new "desert gold" of the present.

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Price information:

Admission €9.50, reduced €5.00, up to 18 years of age Free admission.


MARKK Rothenbaumchaussee 64 20148 Hamburg

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