Blue book

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The Blue Book is an inventory of nationally important cultural institutions in the states of Brandenburg , Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Saxony , Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, first written in 2002 by the librarian Paul Raabe . It includes museums of the national cultural heritage as well as institutions that are dedicated to important German personalities (so-called cultural memorials).

The Blue Book is intended to serve as a means of cultural identification and underline the importance of the East German cultural landscape for the German and European cultural heritage.

The selection of the cultural sites took place on the initiative of the then Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media Michael Naumann in coordination with the culture ministers of the new federal states . The first edition of the Blue Book was presented to the public on September 26, 2001. Editions slightly changed in selection and ranking followed in 2002/03 and 2006/07.

The 23 cultural lighthouses have organized themselves in the Conference of National Cultural Institutions (KNK) in order to bundle and coordinate public relations work. Conceptual collaboration also takes place between the 20 cultural memorial sites (KGO).

See also


  • Paul Raabe : Cultural lighthouses: Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia; [A blue book of national cultural institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany] , (With an appendix. Cultural places of memory.), 1st edition, Leipzig: Ed. Leipzig 2002, ISBN 3-361-00563-9 .
  • Paul Raabe, Manfred Ackermann: Blaubuch 2006. Cultural lighthouses in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. With an appendix cultural memorials. Berlin 2006, download as PDF file .
  • Beacon. 20 cultural memorials. Wiederstedt 2009, ISBN 3-9808594-7-9 .

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