Until 23 July 2017 the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) is hosting the exhibition “Industry. Territory. Identity. The Route of Industrial Heritage of the Ruhr visits Catalonia”. This itinerant exhibition is a project from the Regional Association of the Ruhr, presenting the Route of industrial heritage of the Ruhr, made up of 1,000 industrial remains which can be visited in a regional system of cultural interpretation and diffusion in a territory with 5 million inhabitants.
The exhibition explains industrial heritage and development in the German region of the Ruhr, presenting 25 points of interest in the Route of Industrial Heritage of the Ruhr, including the Zollverein (Essen) coal mine and production plant, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site; the German Mining Museum (Bochum); the Ewald mine (Herten); the Marl chemical park; the Hansa coking plant (Dortmund); the Henrichshütte steelworks; the Altenberg zinc factory (Oberhausen); the Rhineland Industrial Museum, and the Oberhausen gasometer.
Route of Industrial Heritage of the Ruhr
Inaugurated in 1999, the Route of Industrial Heritage of the Ruhr is made up of 1,000 industrial remains that can be visited, including 55 centres classed as “first level”. The route, supervised by the Regional Association of the Ruhr, covers a territory 120 km from east to west and 70 km from north to south, with 5 million inhabitants.
On its journey around Europe, the itinerant exhibition of the Route of Industrial Heritage of the Ruhr is visiting Catalonia from May 2017 until January 2018. As well as in the mNACTEC, the exhibition will be at the Vidal Colony in Puig-Reig and the Oliva Artés Centre of the Museum of History of Barcelona. Before coming to Catalonia, the exhibition was on display in museums and spaces in different locations in Germany and Silesia (Poland).25 May 2017