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Thank you! We have reached a great milestone! Within just 8 months, 28,000 subscribers have completed the Wiedmann Bible’s prayer plans on the Bible app YouVersion.

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US students meet The Wiedmann Bible

When the exchange students from Los Angeles (USA) arrived in Bonn, they did not expect to see anything like this. They are participating in a program that is being organized by the Academy for International Education. On Monday (September 30th), they met with Martin Wiedmann, who introduced them to the only visual narrative of the complete Bible. The students visited the Garden of Eden via Virtual Reality or studied various Bible verses through the mobile App. Of course, they had a lot of questions for Martin and were very curious about the story behind this amazing artwork.

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A Historic Day For The Wiedmann Bible

Longest Bible Makes History

Art and Theology united in Washington D.C. Event

Simply breathtaking! That sums the unfolding of the Wiedmann Bible up pretty well. Over 400 volunteers came together on June 1st to hold this German masterpiece created by Willy Wiedmann.

Hundrets of people came to see what this event was about and were amazed by the artwork and the story.  The Wiedmann Bible was unfolded for the very first time in the US at the historic Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. The event was arganized by the Museum of the Bible and Martin Wiedmann, the artist’s son.

“I would like to thank the Museum of the Bible and all the volunteers for their amazing help and outstanding engagement. It was an incredible experience,” says Martin Wiedmann. “You can’t put it into words. To see my father’s work in this historic place. The people’s reaction was overwhelming. Some even had tears in their eyes. That only encourages me to continue my mission.”

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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.”

About The Wiedmann Bible:

The Wiedmann Bible is a continuous illustrated narrative of the Christian Bible. Containing 3,333 images and stretching 1,170 meters, it is the longest illustrated Bible ever created.

German artist Willy Wiedmann spent 16 years creating this Bible in his own unique style, called Polycon. This style was greatly influenced by his lifelong love of music, as well as by some of the major 20th-century, European, avant-garde movements such as Surrealism, Dadaism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. Wiedmann’s ultimate purpose for his work was simple: to engage people visually with the Bible. The original Wiedmann Bible is on display now at Museum of the Bible through September 8, 2019.

 The Wiedmann Bible was unfolded for the first time along the Elbe shore in Magdeburg, Germany, resulting in a new world record for the largest concertina book.

 “I am overwhelmed with joy. The Lincoln Memorial has been the site of many important historical events. Showing this unique visual narrative of the Bible here makes my heart overflow with gratitude,” says the artist’s son Martin Wiedmann. “When my father wanted to publish his work, he was rejected so many times. However, he never gave up. He said that God’s wisdom gave him the chance to finish what he started, and he believed that this work needed to be shared. Even if it did not happen until decades later. I am very thankful to the Museum of the Bible for making this possible.”
To Volunteer:

Museum of the Bible seeks volunteers to participate in this historic event. Each volunteer will hold up a section of the Wiedmann Bible until the entire Bible is displayed around the Reflecting Pool. This process will then be reversed to carefully return the Bible back into its container. Volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear. Register to volunteer here.

Heather Cirmo – Acting Director of Communications


Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible.

Website | museumoftheBible.org  Twitter | @museumofBible

Intriguing artwork

It is different, it is colourful, it is challenging, as well as old and new at the same time. Visitors are intrigued by Willy Wiedmann’s artwork at the Museum of the Bible. Because this exhibition is different from others. The museum’s Lead Curator Amy Van Dyke will tell you why!

Meet Martin Wiedmann at the Museum of the Bible

After 16 years of work, Willy Wiedmann completed the only existing visual narrative of the entire Old and New Testament. It contains 3,333 images in 19 leporellos (or accordion-style books) with a total length of nearly one mile. Willy Wiedmann combined his love of the Bible with his love of art. You can see the story of this unique artwork at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. where it is currently on display. In December Martin will return to tell his story of how he discovered something that had been hidden for years and even decades.

 

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They did not expect to see something like this…

Art and Bible – Bible and Art….Other’s have done it before but the very first visitors of the Wiedmann Bible exhibition at the Museum of the Bible in Washington were not prepared for what they saw. They were in awe, impressed or moved to tears – even Martin Wiedmann himself.

“When I arrived on Monday and saw how beautifully everything was set up, I had tears in my eyes. The entire team of the Museum of the Bible did an amazing job. My father would have been to happy to see that his life’s work will finally help people engage with the Bible”.

Within the first two days hundreds of visitors have seen the exhibition. They were so kind to share their experience with us.

Nancy wrote: “I am amazed and fascinated by Willy Wiedmann’s astonishing life, talents and accomplishments, especially his Bible illustrations. He’s more than a 21st century Leonardo da Vinci given that he was also a musician and composer, author and publisher. What is even more impressive is that his son Martin, […] and his family were able to figure out how to publish Willy’s uniquely beautiful, illustrated Bible, and then merchandise, market and get it exhibited at the Museum of the Bible here in Washington.”

Kathleen wrote: “Thank you for sharing yours and your father’s amazing story with us. We couldn’t wait to recommend the exhibition to all of our friends. We look forward to keeping up with the collection and it’s journey. We wish you the best!”

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The Wiedmann Bible on the Chris Voss Show

He is one of the Top 20 Social Media Power Influencers on the latest Forbes list and he also had his “Wiedmann Bible moment”. That’s why Chris Voss decided to talk about this amazing artwork on his show. In case you have missed it you can either listen to the podcast on: iTunes and Google Play or watch it on YouTube.


 The Wiedmann Bible Give Away

The summer is almost over and the kids are back to school. You can win one of our amazing prizes and make your Bible Study even more exciting or look at the amazing artwork. Of course it is for children all ages. Just click on the images or HERE to enter.

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1 Bible, 500 volunteers, and a world record with a mission

It was an unforgettable event made possible by 500 volunteers. For the very first time the Wiedmann Bible was displayed in one piece in Magdeburg Germany over a distance of 1517 meter (almost 1 mile). At the very last minute we changed the route. The way along the Elbe added a beautiful scenery to the even which was not only the setting for our world record attempt but also gave us the opportunity to carry on the Wiedmann Bible’s mission: Engaging people worldwide with the Bible through illustrations.