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the trick, something to your brain tomorrow today. in 60 minutes on the w. 4 your bucket, lift the magic corner for, for me and some great cultural memorials to boot w travel off. we go the, now we're meeting the women who champions culture and the german government. we simply had to communicate this in all the debates. thought there must we really scream at the top of our lungs the me to call on you. of course, in this context,
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debates about colonialism are bound to arise. but i think it was a lot of form into what you meant to be. alternately, i hope and wish that visitors to the forum will leave the building with an enriched experience. there is more that unites us than what devices the house is for. come also welcome to the german chancellor in berlin. yet the star. this is where the federal commissioner for culture and the media. monica cut us holds office and of course ms. cortez years. german cultural policy to quit to politic for, for us is miss cortez. you've been in office for over 7 years now. and your 2nd term is at the end in the fall. you once said it's the job in the world. is that
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still how you feel? wonderful. yeah, as i'm finished, mano, sooner today for me. yes, i still feel that way. and that's my own subject to view, but given my background, this is in fact, the nicest job i could imagine on record them. and i'm grateful to anglo merkel that i could serve a 2nd time as her minister state. so culture and media, here are the chancery where i can help shape federal cultural policy compared on an international level. i think this is quite unique. not only because i believe i am currently the longest serving minister of culture in europe. but also because in my view, germany does quite a lot for its culture compared to other countries being able to play a key role in shaping policy is a huge value to me. both on a personal level as well as on a greater political level. and i do my job with great enthusiasm and passion, and whoever's on the market does make up a guy on good line,
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soft as he couldn't. so you can share policies as you deem best. we've prepared to look back at your time and office lead watching. the monica, brutus has been the federal commissioner for kosher since 2013 music literature, theater opera cinema her bread and butter on her passion. during her term, she has a greater significance to germany's culture departments. this budget has grown by 2 thirds, reaching over 2000000000 euros. these resources are also used to fund dodge avella . another focus is the funding of german film production. over $450000000.00 euros are spent each year to increase germany share of the world fill markets and strengthen its foothold as a filming location. the scooters, a member of the central right christian democratic party faced stiff resistance from the art world. when passing the cultural property protection act,
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her aim is to prevent the illegal trading of antiquities and just take responsibility for other countries. cultural heritage. now germany strictly regulates the import and export of art. in 2013 the girl at case a spectacular find of 1500 pieces of art light on the dark issue of nazi looted artwork, monica brutus crossed for a more thorough research in providence, and raised awareness of the need to restitution new to the art from colonial times the humble for listen to the huge project. the exhibition space is housed inside the reconstruct city palace where not only difficult to difficult questions such as to deal with stolen art. the museum of the 20th century is still taking shape in berlin. and it will host major works with the news. the,
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when it's monica group is theorist projects is the beethoven jubilee. even though many concerts had to be cancelled due to the coven pandemic, the venue of the call went up and looking back at the coffee pandemic, it must have been one of the greatest challenges of your term and office. what impacted you personally? the most often in these are tut from michelle, my son. but i felt the most taken back by the genuine, visible and absolutely palpable hardship periods by artists just like the rest of us. they made personal sacrifices. every one of us did across many different groups that includes children, young adults who couldn't get on with their lives, and the many elderly who suffered loneliness. it's also applies to the entire economy and it is many unreadable sectors. so let's looking boston about biting
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korea even. that would really shook me was how much creative struggle to be seen and heard. they felt they had to grow attention to their predicament. fear that the social significance might be overlooked or not appreciated. but they were always saying that we have a professional association. do we need to be hungry? we cultural policymakers, myself included, see ourselves as the strongest lobby. and i successfully manage to raise a very, very large amount of funding. i knew i couldn't, and the german government showed great support and the hardship that artist faced not being able to fulfill that in a most dr. to create was already bad enough on slim that was really disheartening me was to see how the cultural scene felt that society was largely indifferent to the damage they suffered under the covert pandemic. nicole and i found
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a child in there who was seen as important born is that's i see that, oh you're saying it wasn't due to lack of financial support. you thought of that? but artists, objective experience played a key role thus basel learn does inside know most a yeah, much i kept having to cite saying, please consider the creative sector. not there's a local economy that has an industry. it's the 2nd biggest sector of the economy. the contribution the creative sector makes to japanese gross social product is only 2nd to the automotive industry and exceeds the finance sector. but the main thing was for artists and their significance to be recognized by society. we placed a great burden on them. cultural establishment were the 1st to close and i pleaded for them not to be the last to reopen, but in the end, that's what happened. in the end, what counted most was if we close the schools, we can't justify why a theater should be allowed to stay open. that makes sense from societies
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perspective as a whole. i guess it, those are the priorities that society is set and they should be respected as such. about we could always go shopping and small or big stories that was always possible . move please. yes, of course. in grocery stores. that was to satisfy a vital basic need and i consistently pleaded for us to open up museums if we were going to open up clothing stores. for instance, if that works out in the end. but we really have to scream at the top of our lungs . hey, we're here to study, couldn't to court, but beyond the interest of the artist well being, society is a whole, has been missing out as an audience have a social relevance beyond private interest. it was so important to keep emphasizing that during the pandemic. i personally felt like i was in with school and i think many other people felt the same. they were missing the opportunity to exchange
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thoughts and of course, confront difficult subjects on stage. for instance, the creative sector is not just about entertainment. it also plays the role of a critical corrective in our democracy. we've all seen the topics that have arisen in our isolated society, tv state room. and i think that shows how much culture was missing is a platform for dealing with rather than topics. we constantly had to communicate this in all the cove debates. don't forget the art. they're not just important in their own right, but they're important to all of us, national for the stamps on the elevators. put together a little overview to show how culture fared and panoramic what it achieves and where it's struggle with. let's take a look at who the aka can start enjoying once it's over. mon, germany,
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the country of poets and thinkers. the site of the world's largest book for both 6800 museums. germany is the country with the most professional orchestra, $130.00 in total, and it's clubs or world famous whether the coffee pandemic brought kosher to a crow. ah, and this gave really is to a fundamental debate value just crucial in our society. federal commission or foreclosure. monica grew to respond to a 1000000000 euro funding program to prop up the cultural themes. artist from both fields apply for support. but the 1st lockdown was followed by a 2nd, told me that the cultural sector grew increasingly desperate to flight pension fund. protest became increasingly loud,
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both in the streets and on line. when the computer has injected a little 1000000000 euros into culture, largest groups and companies received emergency a special funding and bridging allowance for the sun. over the culture scene was definitely 50 actors, made their frustration known a new tube of provocative and civic away. and koerner, thanks to cove 19 to keep if you don't want to be afraid, again, feel free to despair, but don't have doubts. the end of the pandemic is in sight, and there is a euphoric feeling of optimism. for what damage has been done. that will only be revealed later it difficult trial for germany as
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a cultural home the hum, the const la, you've supported artists financially. but as we said, money is not enough. align nice when, when you look back on the pandemic, would you say you could have done something different? maybe better if under say, i didn't press that, we took the culture scene and it's hardships into consideration so early on in the pen demik. and we responded to what was happening if i may add, i think we did more than any other country in the world. $2100000000.00 euros per year. my culture budget practically doubled. and i secured an additional 2000000000 euros just to help those in the creative industry through the pandemic. this helps keep the infrastructure in place and to damp the financial impact on artist personal lives. we've created a wide reaching grant program with thousands of individual grounds. and was there
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found a man as if there was, in less than half a year, we spent $900000000.00 of the 1st 1000000000. so we then received an additional 1000000000 euros because we were stuck in the middle of the 2nd lockdown. and this money is slowly being used up. we used it to make it possible for artistic productions to continue despite the coven 19 crisis and locked down. for example, we had a default fund, a 50000000 euros for film production. we also have a big grant program, and we have been helping out places such as museums, private theaters and cinemas requiring conversions due to the pandemic with ventilation systems. and above all, we have helped make productions possible. again, they will be performed once the stages opened up again when we succeeded in doing this with huge sums of money, the likes of which i think have not been seen in germany or anywhere in the world. but only so this was not enough to reassure the artists. i believe it is also very
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important that they feel valued and i'll give them the opportunity to rediscover the autistic voice. and that is where i like many others, became very impatient. that too is understandable. in the middle of the pandemic, the discussion thrown in colonial looted art also came into focus by one example is the beneath bounces, which are in many different museums in germany. huts you have taken a very strong position on this. what is your opinion regarding this looted article? don't get another most fundamental sort of home. what form one is club? of course, if in general, i must say that the humble forum and i think the migration of refugees which europe experienced in the past years made the topic of colonialism and today's aftermath of our colonial history got a huge momentum. as a result, the general population is now more sensitized to the issue, and this has been
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a blind spot in our remembrance culture for a long time beginning of to we started to come to terms with our recent history by looking at the 1st and 2nd world wars, the period before that when europe had colonized africa is only now coming into view. and that's good for us. of course, some very visible issues have come into focus in the humble forum with the non european art it displays has in part a colonial context. and then you have to determine what was acquired unfairly and should thus be returned. and this issue is particularly visible with a big mean bronze. we have research the history that we are familiar with it, and we know that germany has purchased over 500 beneath bronzes from the market, but they were acquired and fairly so we are prepared to retain them. we would like to return a substantial amount of them from 2020 to onwards. 20 nice. yeah. you
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have. we've also prepared a short form on the homework fall, which will now take a look at it. you'll see which exhibits are on display there. the homework form will open to the public in just a few days. in the humbled form of the heart of berlin is likely the largest construction project during monica router's time in office. it is a landmark, but also a place for debate. reconstructing the prussian royal palace has proven contentious from the very beginning vom to pieces in the 2nd world war. the palace was demolished in east germany replaced by the public house for the people following the fall of the iron curtain to had to go too much as best as to which socialism. instead, the wheels of history are turned back and the berlin palaces reconstructed and redesigned the place for world culture and cultural exchange under the new name,
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the humboldt form, the prussian cultural heritage, foundations and electrical collections will be moved into the humboldt foreign. these precious objects that have accumulated over hundreds of years include looted art from colonial times, shouldn't day be returned. when example is the balloon thrown from time rooms? it was not given city to germany and viewed as a single oppression. the benign bronzes romped by the british in 1897. and what is today? nigeria? they were sold to many countries including germany. these objects still have blurred under luxurious now to monday, the return of the splittings open its own. his name, the host of public pressure, has been mounting tremendously in response. cultural commissioner, monica group has cold museum directors and culture ministers from across germany to discuss the issue. they agreed to start returning the stolen items. it has
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a breakthrough and a paradigm shift. more and more details and individual exhibits are becoming known as what appears that the mean bronzes could just be the tip of the iceberg. this trigger boat is from the violent and was likely stolen by german colonial troops. me humbled for it is full of contentious items. i know our own is filled with controversy. was the decision in favor of the humble form still right in your view? absolutely. space is absolutely. i have never invested so much energy and passion in a cultural project as i have in this one forum was only half finished when i took it over. when coming into office 8 years ago, the founding directorship had the former head of the british museum near mcgregor.
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on board, who's a global museum star, and he was a very knowledgeable advisor to us. we've now tend to whom book form into what it was always meant to be a new type of center for the art. it's more than a museum. it works on an interdisciplinary level. we have a cinema stages. we will be able to hold conferences that quote, young, capable of handling large streams of visitors. we have rooms that address berlin as the city state. and one entire floor is dedicated to cultural understanding and we designed it in collaboration with the university. there will also be collection pieces on display from the berlin state museums of depression, cultural heritage foundation. it's a huge and diverse selection. spending of the 42000 square meters, although some of the pieces are controversial. if one of the mother is active on the, on the yes, i always wonder why people put it like that, even though nobody has actually been in sight to see the exhibit. all these claims
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that everything is so controversial and difficult and will tend to focus on that, although no one has actually seen the exhibition yet. that 42000 square meters with an amazing selection of exhibit and some collection paces from outside europe. that fills me with pride. the cultural nation that germany is today had to redefine the central sports and its republics history. given such an opportunity to lie down, many states could have resisted the temptation to place themselves and their own history in its favorable light as possible. that's right at the center of attention instead of only referencing ourselves and gym and history has some wonderful highlights that we could have exhibited. we decided that the non european should have the place that here they could respond to the german and mediterranean stories being told on the museum island, which is just across. i think that signifies how germany sees itself in the 21st century. we want to present ourselves as
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a partner to the world. then the name humboldt stands, the curiosity about the world, alexander and vill him from whom both make great leaps and intellectual history. the name also stands to openness, tolerance, underlining one's own experience with what is possible in other parts of the world . ultimately, i hope and wish that visitors to the forum will leave the building with an enriched experience. despite our differences, there is more that unites us than what devices. of course, in this context, debates about colonialism are bound to arise. but i think it's good and right that these debates will take place that. when does he daughter from the, from the good on that mean, all of the references are explained there. provenance laid out their past and what part of history there from even when it's a problematic part of history. nish, it's a minor all in the study miss who they are in the in how to do it. i'm submission.
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i don't consider it my role to get to involved with a tent. i have to respect my museums, autonomy, i trust, the experts i trust, they know how to deal with it appropriately and in line with today's expectations. it takes the greatest amount of transparency and openness to present the problematic circumstances of how the pieces were acquired. that can be no credibility without a broad transparency depiction is difficult context. and it's true. we have debated the benign bronze is all the more carefully, but everything was always known and out in the open. only now it's weights differently. the list vote is one very central exhibit. we moved it into the humble forum before the building was completed. otherwise we wouldn't have been able to fit it in. there was a great public response. now it will be exhibited that telling us the narrative that existed back then in the region where it was built. it's also
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a tale of missionaries and difficult colonial events, but i think the whole world has of right to learn about it. i believe the key to being able to show something like that lies and being honest about the difficult circumstances of provenance over specialists, i hope not so far side. and so con lemon, l. as of today, intriguing aspect and desire of absence to interstate get enough. i have become too close. i would like to change the topic for a moment at the slightest mysql at us. you are the 2nd woman to hold this office life equal opportunities for women in the cultural sector and elsewhere have always been an important issue to you. have you succeeded in what you set out to achieve? this ransom is some unfound my last toned. at the beginning, i was shocked to see how far behind the whole culture and create seen was when it came to equal opportunities. culture sees itself and rightly so as part of the,
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of god as a socially progressive area. but when it comes to gender equality, they have quite a lot of catching up to do. i have set up a round table to which we have brought our findings. i was joined by female representatives of all sectors from literature to visual arts, music, dance, journalism. we realize that there is far less equality in our creative areas than we would like to see a string and vaal. and that's why we set into women's culture office in the german cultural council, which i finance. we have set up a mentoring program to help young women who have already achieved a good amount of success in the arts to achieve their next career goals. with the support from partners in the professional seen as difficult issues surrounding sexual assault came up, particularly in light of the one scene scandal. we set up the information center themis, which is chiefly financed by the federal government. now fortunately,
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various sectors are also pitching in one thing i have achieved which was relatively easy, was to point to equal numbers of men and women on all the committees in my house. and there are several hundreds in some areas. for example, the film industry. we had to actually change legislation in other areas or we needed to do was point out that this wasn't a fair way of distributing leadership roles with a female perspective on the awarding the funding. for example, female applicants more often considered for the prize. last but not least, 44 percent of management positions in my house are held by women. i think if a woman is at the helm and can and already and sat her leadership, then a lot can be achieved. but the has to be an awareness for it does, but was fine. most of her does. i can you imagine continuing in the throne here i
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have to use the cliche response that for the voters to decide personally, i am really passionate about working in this field and i don't see any reason to stop, but it depends on the election result. thank you very much for talking to us. who's me on the news? the news
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