Museum für Comic und Sprachkunst
Date: 08/2009 – 08/2015
Location: Schwarzenbach an der Saale
Client: City of Schwarzenbach an der Saale
Over a seven-year period, molitor supported the planning and construction of Erika-Fuchs-Haus | Museum für Comic und Sprachkunst in Schwarzenbach an der Saale. Erika Fuchs – who translated Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse into German – is the first person from the field of translation to have a museum devoted to her work.
molitor’s work starts with concept development. The narrative crystallises at a very early stage, starting with the history of the comic and the Donald Duck universe, taking in the biography of Erika Fuchs in comic form and a look at her translation work, and ending with Duckburg’s place in the modern world and the library.
As it became apparent that the existing building was unsuitable for use as a museum, molitor organised an architectural design competition and was responsible for exhibition planning, exhibition design and overall image as the project progressed. Furthermore, molitor helped the museum find funding. It eventually managed to raise almost ninety per cent of the total investment sum of €5 million from external sources. Erika-Fuchs-Haus is therefore a rare example of the full-service implementation of an exhibition concept in a tailor-made architectural structure.
Pictures: © molitor / Benjamin Dahl, © Atelier Altenkirch