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Museum Plagiarius

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  • Solingen

Audacity on display | Museum Plagiarius Ingenuity, counterfeiting and the theft of ideas are the driving forces that prompted industrial designer Rido Busse to create a negative award, known as the Plagiarius, for idea theft and devote an entire museum to imitations and cheap copies.

Interesting information about innovations and imitations

Sounds exciting? That’s because it is. Where ingenuity and creativity lead to success, imitations and cheap copies are not far away. Companies in Bergisches Land know a thing or two about this. Discover an interesting museum that is not devoted to sharp blades and beautiful cutlery. Quite the opposite.

Not a museum, but rather audacity on display – that is the philosophy behind Plagiarius in Solingen’s Südpark. More than 350 originals and their copies, including household items, clothing, cosmetics, medication, children’s toys, lighting, furniture, tools, machines and sophisticated devices, can be seen. After all, product piracy exists in almost every industry. As you walk around the museum, you will become aware of how brazen the imitation is. Find out more about the extent, damage and dangers of copies and counterfeiting.

Guided tours of Museum Plagiarius

On guided tours, you get detailed and exciting background information on the subject of plagiarism. Larger groups are requested to book in advance. For more details, it is best to consult the website in advance.

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Museum Plagiarius
Bahnhofstraße 11
42651 Solingen

Phone: +49 212 / 22 10 731
Website: www.museum-plagiarius.de

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