Bronze Age tombs, sugar loaf hats and Kaiser Wilhelm I have nothing in common at first glance. But they are all gathered on the new website on Steinburg history: www.steinburger-geschichte.de. The Prinzeßhof District Museum has compiled around 3,000 years of history, culture, economy and politics to make them accessible to an interested public. “This was triggered by the corona pandemic and the prolonged renovation of our museum, which meant that the house had to remain closed,” says museum director Dr. Miriam Hoffmann. “We want to offer citizens* and especially students* the option of a permanent digital exhibition in the future.”
With the help of the state of Schleswig-Holstein and the Förderstiftung des Kreises Steinburg, which provided extensive funding of €150,000, the Friends of the Museum were able to realize the project. A team from Dataport AöR, the Kiel agency Regional Digital and the museum team were busy with the implementation for over a year. The result is something to be proud of: Numerous texts and photos, short films, 3D scans and audio texts invite you to linger. Schools are offered teaching materials and a quiz tests their own knowledge. It is certainly unique that many texts have also been translated into Low German.
Photo (c) Carsten Brecht