Throughout his life, Wilhelm Ostwald’s research met with great interest in numerous practical fields. The influence of his theory of colour is apparent in areas ranging from the textile industry and medicine to gardening. Other topics he studied remain the subject of interdisciplinary research to this day.
For example, Wilhelm Ostwald’s colour system is currently the subject of the joint research project FARBAKS (Colour as Actor and Memory) headed by Professor Christoph Herm at HfBK Dresden Academy of Fine Arts.
A multi-perspective network of all the relevant areas of Ostwald’s research has been expanding for many years. Researchers from Germany and abroad make use of the Wilhelm Ostwald Archive here in Grossbothen as well as the archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The range of topics cut right across the natural sciences and humanities.
The Wilhelm Ostwald Museum loaned several items to the exhibition held at Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort celebrating the centenary of the De Stijl movement in the Netherlands.
Wilhelm Ostwald also featured in an extensive catalogue produced by the Grassi Museum of Applied Art in Leipzig in 2019 marking the centenary of the Bauhaus.
We are delighted about the many new projects devoted to the critical appreciation Wilhelm Ostwald’s work. And we would also be delighted to support your research projects in our archive, to.