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26.08.2010 - 100 years of Michel catalogues - Apolda invites you!
On 11 September 2010 it will all happen: Rüdigere Eisenbrand, Mayor of the city of Apolda (Germany), will welcome as his guests all those who wish to celebrate the anniversary ‘100 years of Michel

On 11 September 2010 it will all happen: Rüdigere Eisenbrand, Mayor of the city of Apolda (Germany), will welcome as his guests all those who wish to celebrate the anniversary ‘100 years of Michel Catalogues’, an event in memory of the great catalogue maker Hugo Michel. This festive day will begin at 11 clock in the City Museum (‘Stadtmuseum’), where an award ceremony will take place for the winners of a competition for children and young people that have designed a special postage stamp on the theme ‘That’s what I like that about Apolda’.

One hour later a memorial tile will be unveiled; it will be attached to the previous residential and commercial building of Hugo Michel on 36 Dornburger Street. Then, at 12.45 hrs., a special ‘Hugo Michel-Bank’ (a public outside bench in memory of Hugo Michel) will be revealed. At 14 hrs. the official opening will take place of a special exhibition at the City Museum on 41 Bahnhofstrasse, Apolda. There will be short speeches, followed by an award ceremony for the ‘Hugo Michel Incentive Prize’. Also, the book ‘From the first albums and catalogues to publishers of world-class’ will be presented. The author, Wolfgang Maassen, will do this personally.

If you feel like it, you can then go to the Museum’s own garden, where – while you enjoy a nice Bratwurst and a glass of refreshing Apolda beer – you can listen to the pleasant sound of the Michel Quartett. About that beer: it’s produced by the same brewery in which the father of Hugo Michel – now more than 120 years ago – has been working.

The AIJP and its President, Wolfgang Maassen, invite you to come to Apolda, especially since Michel (which is part of the Schwaneberger Publishing House in the German town of Unterschleissheim) and its magazine ‘Michel-Rundschau’ are loyal partners of the AIJP. Therefore: Welcome to Apolda!