"Germany's most modern museum" is in Lübeck!
The permanent exhibition at the Willy Brandt House in Lübeck, designed by Jäger & Jäger, presents the life and legacy of the Federal Chancellor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and native son of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Willy Brandt. In seven different rooms you can explore his impact on the 20th Century - from the Weimar Republic right through to German reunification. Alongside the chronology of his life, the focal points of the exhibition are the themes democracy, human rights and peace. Since September 2007, the Willy Brandt House in Lübeck has been the Lübeck branch of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation. After the Buddenbrookhaus (the Heinrich and Thomas Mann Centre) and the Günter Grass House, it is the third museum dedicated to the life of a Nobel laureate from Lübeck.
On the basis of its own standard software, [j]karef has developed a unique multimedia system for the exhibition. Using a web-based content management system, new content can be fed into all multimedia stations at the exhibition at any time. Transponder cards allow the parallel interaction of different content for various target audiences. House automation and multimedia stations can be controlled or supplied with information via a central server.
"The Willy Brandt House in Lübeck could only become one of the most modern musuems of its kind in this country - perhaps the most modern - because it is devoted to a timeless man. The technology also plays a role - the exhibition, assembled over two and a half years and carefully arranged, employs cutting-edge multi-media based technology.
A unique chip-card system makes it possible for the visitor to be provided with an age-appropriate audio commentary. Each visitor can log him- or herself into each exhibition station individually. In this way, the exhibition in the Willy Brandt House, unlike that in the Schöneberg Town Hall in Berlin, has developed into an interactive, participatory event."
"One of the merits of this permanent exhibition is the cohesiveness of its atmosphere and its didactically successful approach which allows greater understanding (...) It is the finest and most intensive memorial to the memory of a German Federal Chancellor so far."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Germany's most modern museum"
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Article by Julia Hornig:
Multimedia-Anwendungen in der „Aufmerksamen Ausstellung“ – das Konzept des Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck
veröffentlicht in: Michele Barricelli / Julia Hornig (Hrsg.):
Aufklärung, Bildung, 'Histotainment'?
Zeitgeschichte in Unterricht und Gesellschaft heute.
Frankfurt/Main 2008, S. 97-108