German Exile Archive 1933-1945

von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / German Exile Archive 1933-1945
View into the exhibition space
German National Library
Frankfurt am Main
800 sqm
Project text:

The German Exile Archive 1933-1945, which is run by the German National Library in Frankfurt, is one of the most important places for communicating the subject of exile from the territories under Nazis rule. With its extensive collection of exile publications and personal objects, the Archive sees itself as a place where important artefacts providing testimony to German-speaking emigration can be preserved.

The permanent exhibition in the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main stretches over two floors on which topics such as escape, emigration, experiences in exile and life after exile provide for its thematic structure. This “narrative thread” is interwoven with biographies throughout, and the personal stories of the individuals involved play an integrated role. The exhibition, which mainly consists of original exhibits from the inventory of the German Exile Archive is complemented by media installations.


Concept, design and production management of the main exhibition (all HOAI phases): Exhibition design, graphics and lighting, design and production of exhibition media, media hardware planning , production management, cost controlling, expenditure reports
Project by Iglhaut + von Grote