Client: Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum

Year: 2015

Museums and exhibitions

Opened in October 2015, the transformation of the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover took place step by step and included the collections of ethnology, archaeology and natural history. In MenschenWelten, facts and fiction developed an overall concept that explains the connection between current and past cultures, their context and relevance to the visitors, and we took care of every aspect of the exhibition with great attention to detail, with a special focus on haptic learning.

Starting with the NatureWorlds, the exhibition concept was further developed for MenschenWelten on the first floor. The original finds are accompanied by replicas that allow visitors to experience past cultures with all their senses: Colonial goods can be smelled at the scent station in ethnology, musical instruments from Java can be heard at a listening station, visitors can touch the armour of a samurai at the touch station and much more.

Multimedia installations also support didactic measures. In the Archaeology of the Human Worlds, visitors can actively immerse themselves in the world of researchers by means of various hands-on activities. They search for finds with a metal detector, typologise, punch and drill.

The Landesmuseum as a place of cultural education has been designed to be attractive and interactive. Outdated collections have been reorganised and the permanent exhibition presented in a contemporary way. It is precisely the interdisciplinary and audience-oriented approach that makes it possible to attract a visitor base that is just as heterogeneous as that exhibited in the collection holdings.

Pictures: Annika Feuss