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(September 19-23, 2007)

Tom Pollak

Camels Hump Sun Rise

Wilfried Pinsdorf

In the Museum of Sandstone

Baumberger-Sandstone-Museum, Havixbeck, Baumberge, in the middle of the Muensterland, Germany

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The Museum of Sandstone in Havixbeck introduces a stone with history. Baumberger Sandstone - that's not only a building material, but also a high-classsculpture material. This fine-grained stone has been worked in the quarries nearby Havixbeck (at the Baumberge, wich means tree mountains) for 1000 years. Since that time it has been used - especially in the medieval age - in Northern Germany, in the Netherlands and in the Baltic States.

The museum presents beautiful sculptures and fine masonry. At the same time we try to explain, how these products have been made - and who did it. Fossils in Baumberger sandstone tell us something about the origin of the stone. Heavy machines and tools from the Hesselmann's quarry give us idea of the trouble, that the daily work with stone meant for quarrymen and stone masons.

The museum has been placed in a former farm near Havixbeck centre. Beside the permanent exposition there are also special exhibitions. In the adjoining building are working the professional sculpturer Wilfried Pinsdorf :-), Liane Heuer and Benedikt Surmund, and the cafe' is a further attraction for our visitors.

More Information: www.sandsteinmuseum.de


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