30.04.2022 - 25.09.2022

Working Class Heroes

Qui peut améliorer nos conditions de vie ?
© Max Nilles

30.04.2022 - 25.09.2022

Musée FERRUM, Tétange

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Media arts, Visual Arts, Heritage, Photography, Multidisciplinary, Other


Marie-Paule Jungblut

Project Partner

MUAR - Musée vun der Aarbecht


Acteurs : Marc Limpach, Pit Simon, Max Gindorff


Based on the biographical itineraries of workers and/or trade unionists who ended up in the upper echelons of national politics in Luxembourg, but also in other European countries, the relations between the world of work and the institutional framework of national policies will be dealt with from different angles. Based on a scientific curriculum, an artistic and pedagogical staging will be set up by the curator Marie-Paule Jungblut. The intention is not to limit the exhibition to the museum enclosure, but to occupy different locations in the municipality of Kayl. As the MUAR is to become a national cultural institution within the framework of the future CNCI network, the sustainability of this first major project is assured. The local character and the involvement of the population will be ensured through the biographies of 'local heroes' of the mining era. The three Luxembourgish portraits serve above all to raise awareness of a theme that goes beyond the boundaries of the municipality and also to interest an exogenous public with exciting portraits so that they will venture into the Kayl Valley, an unlikely place for an exhibition dedicated to a global theme. It is also true that the project plans to extend the biographical framework of the project to biographical journeys of trade unionists and workers who have entered national or European politics.

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Opening hours

Thursday &Friday, 16:00 – 20:00 
Saturday, Sunda 14:00 – 18:00 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Bank holidays closed 

30.04.2022 - 25.09.2022 • 15:00 - 19:00

Working Class Heroes

Attention heures d'ouverture: jeudi et vendredi de 16h00 à 20h00 et samedi et dimanche de 14h00 à 18h00 Working Class Heroes est une exposition qui dresse les portraits de Jean-Pierre Bausch, Léon Weirich et Jean Schortgen à l'aide de portraits passionnants de ces ouvriers qui sont devenus des hommes politiques. Leur histoire personnelle est racontée et le parcours qu’ils ont traversé dans l’évolution de leur carrière en tant que mineur et/ou syndicaliste vers leur engagement dans la politique. C’est une manière de mettre à l’honneur et de valoriser ces figures emblématiques qui représentent les valeurs symbolisant le travail et de jeter un coup de projecteur sur des personnages plus proches de nous dans l'actualité. L'exposition se présente en 4 images/scènes: la famille, la politique, l'église et le lieu de travail.

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Musée FERRUM, Salle Kirscht, 14 rue Pierre Schiltz 3786 Tétange, Tétange
German, French, Luxembourgish
From 12 to 66+ years old

30.04.2022 - 25.09.2022

Visites Guidées sur Réservation

Visites Guidées sur réservation : hello@muar.lu / +352 56 66 66-498 Ouverture de l'exposition les jeudis et vendredis de 16h00 à 20h00 et les samedis et dimanches de 14h00 à 18h00. Fermée les jours fériés. Tarifs – Individuel : 5€ / Groupe : 75€ / Moins de 21 ans et étudiants jusqu’à 26 ans : Gratuit Durée – 45 minutes Âge recommandé – À partir de 14 ans Langues disponibles : Luxembourgeois, français, allemand, anglais et néerlandais (à préciser lors de la réservation). Réservation – hello@muar.lu / +352 56 66 66-498 Visite accessible aux PMR Site internet – https://muar.lu/

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Musée FERRUM, Salle Kirscht, 14 Rue Pierre Schiltz L-3786 Tétange, Tétange
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Dutch
From 12 to 66+ years old

Past Events

30.04.2022 • 20:15 - 21:30


Concert Aarbechstlidder, anciennes chansons de travail avec Georges Urwald et Jhang Bermes.

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  • Musique
  • Concert
  • Récital
Schungfabrik, Salle Schortgen, 14 Rue Pierre Schiltz, 3786 Kayl, Tétange
From 0 to 66+ years old

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The aim of the association is to design and manage the 'Musée vun der Aarbecht - MUAR' by considering the notion of 'work' in all its aspects and by organising thematic exhibitions, theatrical performances, concerts, conferences, colloquia, etc., around this notion, while associating itself with other actors (Chamber of Employees, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Institute of Social and Economic Research, non-profit CNCI-Industriekultur, etc.).
The aim of the association is, on the one hand, to secure, from a memory and archiving point of view, the important tangible and intangible heritage linked to the local mining and industrial history, by drawing on all the tangible and intangible resources still accessible and before their inexorable disappearance. The aim is to mobilise the witnesses of the mining and steelmaking era so that a definitive material and immaterial collection can be completed and presented to the public in a sustainable manner; and secondly, to give the Commune of Kayl-Tétange, within the framework of its socio-cultural programming, a complementary niche of regional and international interest relating to work in general and social history in particular; it is also a question of associating scientific collaborators, notably from research on Luxembourg's contemporary history within the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg, to ensure the link between the state of affaires at a scientific level and the public's demand for concrete and popularised information on the specific themes considered; and in particular to network the Schungfabrik cultural centre, in addition to its local activities, with other existing and future institutions in the region, while providing it with a thematic niche that is of lasting relevance.