In the snow globe you’ll find eight typical Frankfurter clichés, each one designed by an international artist. When you choose a cliché, a robot arm lifts the model from under the snow globe. Simultaneously, the model comes to life through a 360-degree projection on the circular walls around you. From the square outside, visitors can peek down into the snow globe – it’s a spectacular sight.
Historisches Museum Frankfurt (DE)
Power to the imagination — In the new extension of the Historisches Museum Frankfurt – located between the town hall and the river Main – we designed three exhibitions: two permanent and one temporary. In these exhibitions you will discover the many faces of the city without seeing the city in its entirety. The starting point of the permanent exhibition ‘Typical Frankfurt’ is a giant snow globe located at the heart of the space – it resembles a snow globe which you can buy in a souvenir shop.
On the third floor you will find the temporary exhibition ‘Frankfurt Jetzt’ (Frankfurt Now). A main feature is the 75 m2 Frankfurt scale model made by Rotterdam-based artist Herman Helle using found objects from Frankfurt. As the model leaves a lot of room for personal interpretation, it intuitively engages visitors to start talking about the city.
Another permanent feature of ‘Frankfurt Jetzt!’ is the city laboratory. We designed this as a completely flexible space where new workshops and lectures can take place, based on themes chosen by the residents of Frankfurt. In this way we investigate how locals experience their city. We challenge them to take part in the debate and they themselves become part of the Historisches Museum Frankfurt.
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