INCREDIBLE: TILING ART – The Wiedmann Bible

Reutlingen / Stuttgart January 13, 2020 – 10 young people, 1,400 hours, 4,600 tiles. This year the schedule of the vocational students at the Kerschenstein School looked a little different. It became biblical with the tilers. Teacher Michael Silbernagl had seen the Wiedmann Bible on television for the first time and was fascinated by the work. The polycon style developed by Willy Wiedmann is particularly suitable for him as a master tiler. Because there are only straight lines and angles here. “I want the students to enjoy their work. That’s why I always come up with something special. Everyone was immediately enthusiastic about the Wiedmann Bible and the pictures, even if the group consisted of students from different religious backgrounds. Of course, they were allowed to choose the motifs themselves, ”said Michael Silbernagl. The choice fell on two pictures of Jonah.

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Museum of the Bible receives unique German Bible for collection

PRESS RELEASE

Washington/Stuttgart, September 25th, 2019 — From today on, the largest Bible museum in the world will call the world’s longest painted Bible its own. President and CEO Ken McKenzie will accept the gift of one of the limited print copies on behalf of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. (USA).

Occasion for the handover of the golden ART-Edition is that one of the museum’s most popular exhibitions has come to an end. For one year Willy Wiedmann’s works had been here on display. The exhibition was extended twice. On June 1st, 2019, more than 400 volunteers and staff members unfolded the nearly mile-long Wiedmann Bible facsimile along the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial. This event was the first complete unveiling of the German artwork in the United States.

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Historic Event in Washington

Museum of the Bible to Unfold Mile-Long Wiedmann Bible on the National Mall

Press Release by Museum of the Bible

Washington, May 8, 2019 – Museum of the Bible announces plans to unfold the nearly mile-long Wiedmann Bible facsimile along the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 8 a.m.-noon. This event will be the first complete unveiling of the Wiedmann Bible in the United States and will require the assistance of 1,000 volunteers to unfold and hold the artifact. Volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt and free general admission to Museum of the Bible.

“Museum of the Bible is honored to be part of this historic event,” said museum president and CEO Ken McKenzie. “The Wiedmann Bible exhibit is one of the most popular at the museum, and yet, you can’t truly understand the artifact’s uniqueness until you see just how long it is. I encourage everyone who is able to literally reach out their hands and join me in making history on June 1.”
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