Lectures 2018

The ‘Freiberg Colloquium’ is a series of lectures of the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, of the Saxon Mining Authority, of the Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg. e.V., of the Saxon State Archives/Mining Archives, of the Technical University of Freiberg and of the terra mineralia.

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7.30 pm

10 years of terra mineralia – How it all began
On the genesis of the terra mineralia exhibition

Andreas Massanek (graduate mineralogist), Curator at terra mineralia,
Managing Director, TU Bergakademie Freiberg Geoscientific Collections
167th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6.

In October 2008, the terra mineralia exhibition opened its doors in the newly renovated and rebuilt Freudenstein Castle in Freiberg. Almost one million visitors have meanwhile been able to embark on a mineralogical trip around the world, marveling at 3,500 minerals, gems and meteorites. These wonderful exhibits come from the collection of the Swiss Dr. Ing. Erika Pohl-Ströher, who gave these objects as a permanent loan to the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

But why was Freiberg selected? Why did we choose to house the collection for the dilapidated Schloss Freudenstein? How did the objects come here? Who were the architects and exhibition planners? How did the exhibition concept come about? What compromises had to be made?

These questions will be given to Dipl.-Min. Andreas Massanek, who accompanied this project from the beginning. The audience will be able to accompany him on an adventurous journey to southeastern China, which was necessary to implement the exhibition concept.

Mr. Massanek is responsible for the Mineralogical Collections of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and is managing director of the Geoscientific Collections.

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 7.30 pm

The Zinnwald Lithium Project

Prof. Armin Müller, Managing Director, Deutsche Lithium GmbH
168th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6.

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 7.30 pm

„On the rocks – Of ores and silver rush"

Oberberghauptmann Prof. Dr. Bernhard Cramer, Sächsisches Oberbergamt, Freiberg
169th Freiberg Colloquium, venue: Senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6.