There has been no major exhibition on Paul Ehrlich
in the last three decades. At WCDA that is held to commemorate Ehrlich´s
great achievements, there will also be an exhibition about Paul Ehrlich
including very new material that has never been exhibited anywhere. This
exhibition will allow conference participants to wonder through Ehrlich´s
world. The exhibition is supported by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (Langen/Frankfurt
am Main, Germany), Georg-Speyer-Haus (Frankfurt am Main, Germany; this
is the institute where Ehrlich developed Salvarsan®) and the Rockefeller
Archive (Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA) where most of Ehrlich´s memorabilia
This exhibition will show:
- Original material from Ehrlich´s laboratory
- The most complete collection of Ehrlich´s publications
at one site
- Pictures and information on Ehrlich´s youth
and his family
- Tape of a report of "somebody" who worked
in Ehrlich´s laboratory
- Young artists playing with Ehrlich´s colors
Ehrlich himself loved to work with colours: in the laboratory and elsewhere
- Artists views of Ehrlich´s famous sketches of
the immune system and the side chain theory.
- Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullets (Movie of approximately
75 minutes length)
Art using Ehrlich's dye's
In Ehrlich's world colors and dyes played a major role.
Early on - when he was still a 20 year old medical student, he played
with dyes in the hematology and histology course. He studied long hours
and became almost a character with his student colleagues and his professors.
Colors were also used by him for labeling and highlighting text and important
facts. All through his life he would never leave his office without color
pens to tell others through color highlighting "what is important".
At the conference site we will exhibit plays with
colors in many ways made by young students. A real color-lake will be
installed where conference participants can do their own little dye experiments
using Ehrlich's principles. You are going to be surprised how much Ehrlich
is around you.