Jewish Museum Frankfurt
Date: 01/2019 – 10/2020
Client: Magistrat der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Kulturamt
The new and expanded permanent exhibition sheds light on the history of the Jewish population – from the Enlightenment around 1800 to the present day. Various aspects of Frankfurt’s Jewish history and culture are examined from different perspectives across approximately 1,500 m2 of exhibition space. Arts and crafts, personal records, photographs and films, historical documents and everyday objects are accompanied by interactive stations and media installations. The design and planning of the new permanent exhibition was undertaken by Space 4 and teamstratenwerth.
molitor is responsible for the detailed planning and installation of the children’s stations and the interactive models.
The children’s stations included a camera obscura in which children can recreate paintings by artist Oppenheim using various picture elements, and a 3D puzzle consisting of building blocks that, when assembled, create a 1:100 scale model of Rothschild palace.
Interactive palace façades as well as a model of the palace with artistic scenery provide insight into the life of the Rothschilds and their society.
In two synagogue models, confrontations within Jewish society with ideas of modernity and the Jewish Enlightenment in 19th century Frankfurt are portrayed via a media installation. molitor is working with Atelier 36 to create these models.
Photos: Norbert Miguletz © Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt