Michael Ende

With “Jim Button and Luke the engine driver”, “Momo”, and “The Neverending Story”, Michael Ende (1929-1995) created timeless classics of children’s and young adult literature, which have been translated into over 40 world languages and are read as enthusiastically today as when they were first printed in the 1960s and 1970s. The oeuvre of Ende, one of the first authors of German-language fantasy literature, appeals not only to children and adolescents, but also to adult readers. While not without its detours, Michael Ende’s life was marked by a constant dedication to art and to creativity in its many manifestations. He was awarded the German Children’s Literature Award no less than twice, in 1961 for “Jim Button and Luke the engine driver” and in 1974 for “Momo”.

Ende’s works have been turned into films, puppet theatre productions, plays, and operas. This vibrantly illustrated exhibition presents stages from the life and work of Michael Ende, creating a lively impression both of his development as an author and of his most important works.

30 picture and text panels with photographic materials from Michael Ende’s estate and prints from his books

Bilingual text panels (German/English, additional translations in the work)

Next venues:
July 2019 - End of 2020:
Tour through Poland, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Krakow

21 October - 22 November 2019:
VHS (adult educational center) Landshut, Germany

November 2019 - End of 2020:
Tour through México, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute México

29 November 2019 - mid-January 2020:
Museum Brüder-Grimm-Haus (Museum Brothers Grimm House) in Steinau a.d. Straße, Germany

24 March - 26 April 2020:
Public Library in Wendlingen, Germany

Michael Ende at the works: from the partial estate of Michael Ende, Stiftung Internationale Jugendbibliothek
© Michael Endes Erben, represented by AVA international GmbH
Exhibitions at the National Library for Children & Young Adults in Seoul
(Photo: Seo-Yong Kim), the Public Library Reutlingen, Germany, the Gangbuk Culture Information Library, Korea, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Seoul, and the Michael Ende School in Neuss, Germany

Travelling exhibition

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