Welcome to Jerusalem
Jewish Museum Berlin
The Jewish Museum Berlin remains active during reconstruction of the Libeskind extension. In the Baroque Old Building, the entrance to the museum, Kossmann.dejong designed a new temporary feature exhibition entitled Welcome to Jerusalem, the museum’s largest yet. Visitors take a journey of discovery through a series of spaces on the first floor where the immersive, layered design tangibly communicates the ambivalent character of the city. Through the design of dedicated theatrical settings, the use of multimedia tools, and the implementation of unique collection items, a rich, multi-layered exhibition has been created. For instance, one of the themed spaces exudes pure white sanctity to highlight the religious stories of the Holy City while another, dedicated to ‘Conflicts’, paints a gripping picture of the cycles of increasingly complex conflicts through a large 360-degree film installation. Personal, film encounters with current residents of the city function as the connecting elements of ‘Welcome to Jerusalem’. These personalities offer visitors a real-time image of the life and often conflicting ideas in and about this turbulent city.
This video will give you and impression of the exhibition.
Since its opening in December 2017, the exhibition has been visited by 330,000 people. ‘Welcome to Jerusalem’ can be seen in the Jewish Museum Berlin until April 30, 2019. www.jmberlin.de.
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concept, spatial design, graphic and art direction: Kossmann.dejong exhibition architects
project management, engineering and production: Scala (Günter Krüger), Adunic Deutschland, Matzat Ausstellungstechnik
AV & multimedia: Eidotech
lighting design: Pontonero Light
360-degree film projection: Tungsten Pro / Martin Grootenboer
Augmented Temple installation: ART+COM