City and Maritime Museum Kiel

von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / City and Maritime Museum Kiel
City council of Kiel
April 2014
700 qm
Project text:

Kiel’s City and Maritime Museum vividly tells the history of the port, navy and shipbuilding city of Kiel using a number of original artefacts. The impressive Fish Market, a listed building built in 1909 and located directly on the Kieler Förde inlet, is one of the city’s most prestigious buildings. The expansive openness of its interiors beneath its barrel-like arched roof offers bright and generous space for the extensive exhibition examining maritime themes and topics. The various exhibits are presented in modern display cabinets in an accessible and clearly structured arrangement, complemented by specially designed text and media elements and the use of accompanying digital media such as audio guides. All in all, around 800 artifacts are displayed in the permanent maritime exhibition. There are also media stations showing more than 1,000 historical photos from Kiel’s City Archives – among these the previously unpublished photographic inventory of Kiel naval photographer Wilhelm Schäfer, who photographed every ship in Germany’s Imperial Navy.


Concept, design and production management of the permanent exhibition (all HOAI phases).
Exhibition design, graphics and light, design and production of exhibition media, technical planning, production management, cost controlling, expenditure reports
Project by Iglhaut + von Grote