German Book and Scripture Museum

von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / German Book and Scripture Museum
Interactive media work Matrix ABC 52 by Boris Petrovsky
German National Library
March 2012
900 sqm
Project text:

The new permanent exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing in Leipzig aims at nothing less than to tell a short media history of the whole of mankind. Along a broad chronological timeframe from the early history of mankind to the present day, the exhibition vividly illustrates the role of the media in different epochs and encourages us to think about the future of media in our society. The display cabinets were designed in line with the expressive formal language of the building’s architecture, which from a bird’s eye view is reminiscent of calligraphic signs. The intricately designed walls of display cabinets hold a wide variety of exhibits, ensure the best possible presentation of individual objects with special fixtures or pull-out drawers, and at the same time provide a clear overview of the thematic areas. The spatial organisation of the exhibition was done in collaboration with the architects of the Leipzig’s new German National Library building situated adjacent to the museum, the consortium Gabriele Glöckler/ZSP Architects, Stuttgart.


Concept, design and production management of the main exhibition (all HOAI phases):
Exhibition design, graphics and light, design and production of exhibition media, media hardware planning,  conceptual collaboration creation and maintenance of an object database, production management, cost controlling, expenditure reports

Project by Iglhaut+ von Grote