On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of German broadcasting in the fall of 1923, the Technoseum Mannheim is presenting an extensive special exhibition on the history of radio and television. In addition to tracing the development of technology and programming and the political role of broadcasting over the past 100 years, the exhibition is devoted in particular to the cultural and socio-historical dimensions of broadcasting history.
The exhibition’s scenographic centerpiece is a frequency band that acts as a physical thread guiding visitors along a vividly illustrated chronological scale through hundred years of radio and television history, literally “broadcasting” it.
It thus functions as an aesthetic narrative and organizing principle at the same time. Along both sides of the frequency band, the history of technology and historic perspectives of the broadcasting audience are staged in a vivid and informative manner. These narratives are divided into five time periods and staged like cabinets according to the epochs.
Acoustically, they are accompanied by a sample of the respective contemporary historical broadcasting highlights. The exhibition design allows visitors to discover the various stages of media history and its social impact in an interactive and audio-visual manner.
Furthermore the design is aiming to be sustainable: Many exhibition elements, such as showcases, and lighting elements were reused and rearranged, but still conform to a style guide conceived for the exhibition, to which all graphic, cinematic, and digital mediation formats are also subject.
Portfolio / Range of Services:
Exhibition design and planning, execution planning, project management and consulting, project development, exhibition graphics, general contractor, planning of object presentation, media and information graphics, sound collages
• Opening: November 17, 2022
• Where: Technoseum, Mannheim
• Client: State Museum of Technology and Labour Mannheim, Technoseum
• Size: 850m²
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• Jens Imig
• Bianca Mohr
• Antoine Laurent
• Gabriel Tecklenburg
• Birgit Schlegel
• Janine Iser
• Marlene Schaefermeyer
• Yunus Kleff
Production and Mounting
• Team Frankewerk
• Team Messegrafik & Messebau Schreiber
• Peter Imig (sound collages)
• Jörgen Pisarz (media planning and production)