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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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!
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It is official! The Wiedmann Bible has set world record. More than half a year organisers and participants have been waiting for the result to come back. The Guinness World Record Team now confirmed that the Wiedmann Bible, featuring a surface of 645.2 square meters, is now officially the world’s largest concertina book.
“We are very happy about the news. The world record attempt in Magdeburg was a wonderful experience with many unforgettable encounters. We not only want to thank the organisers reformation2017, the Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Magdeburg and the Ottostadt Magdeburg, but also to the hundreds of volunteers,“ said Martin Wiedmann, son of the deceased artist.
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