Philipps-Universität Marburg has diverse collections which can only be mentioned briefly at this point. You will find more information on the Philipps-Universität website.
Of all the many museums and public collections at Philipps-Universität, the University Museum is the largest. It is housed in two diff erent buildings, one devoted to fine art, the other to cultural history.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen "Kunstmuseum Marburg" (incorporating the University Museum of Fine Arts)"Kunstmuseum Marburg" (incorporating the University Museum of Fine Arts)
In the Kunstmuseum Marburg that was given to the university as a museum building on the occasion of its 400th anniversary in 1927, you will discover paintings, graphic art and sculpture from the last four hundred years. The building is home to both art and music research and the “Universitätsmuseum für Bildende Kunst” (University Museum of Fine Arts). In the “Kunstmuseum Marburg” there are also collections of ancient art and plaster casts belonging to the Archaeological Institute. The largest collection of its kind in Hessen, it contains more than 1,500 exhibits of original ancient Greek and Roman art and some 570 accurate plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen "Landgrafenschloss" (incorporating the University Museum for Cultural History)"Landgrafenschloss" (incorporating the University Museum for Cultural History)
The Landgrave’s Castle, which belongs to Philipps-Universität, is the other location of the university museums. In the “Wilhelmsbau” (Wilhelm’s Tract) you can visit the “Universitätsmuseum für Kulturgeschichte” (University Museum for Cultural History). The collections include early and pre-history, church history, regional political history, as well as the urban culture and rural life of the region.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen "Mineralogisches Museum" (Mineralogical Museum)"Mineralogisches Museum" (Mineralogical Museum)
There are 60,000 minerals, 55,000 rock samples, 15,000 uncut precious stones and 150 meteorites in the collection at the Mineralogical Museum. 3,000 of them are exhibited. It is the largest mineralogical collection in Hessen and enjoys the reputation of being one of the most important specialist museums in Germany.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen "Museum Anatomicum" (Museum of Medical History)"Museum Anatomicum" (Museum of Medical History)
The historic anatomical teaching collection includes a huge store of anatomical, embryological and comparative anatomical specimens from two centuries. Ckeck out the website of the Museum of Medical History!
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen "Religionskundliche Sammlung" (Religious Collection)"Religionskundliche Sammlung" (Religious Collection)
The Religious Collection was started by the Marburg theologian and religious philosopher Rudolf Otto in 1927. It is one of the few museums in the world to present the diversity of religions by exhibiting objects and pictorial material. Members of the university and the public are welcome to visit and take guided tours to experience this diversity. The exhibition rooms contain numerous cult fi gures, pictures and icons, scrolls, ritual objects and domestic altars as well as various models and replicas. In addition to the permanent exhibition regular special exhibitions are held.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen "Völkerkundliche Sammlung" (Ethnological Collection)"Völkerkundliche Sammlung" (Ethnological Collection)
This collection comprises 5,000 objects and 1,000 mounted images from all over the world, compiled from many collections belonging to ethnologists and private collectors. Visit the website of the ethnological collection!
Chemical experiments for young and old: on certain days (currently one week twice a year), the Marburg “Chemikum” opens up especially equipped laboratories for the public to observe or join in experiments. You can conduct 90 or so experiments with qualified assistants to help you, if needed. Special experiments are off ered for blind and visually-impaired people. Please register in advance if you would like to take part in a chemistry session. Visitors who only want to listen to the experimental lectures do not need to register.