The permanent exhibition in Schloss Wörlitz opening 2019, the »Georg Forster Year«, will present one of Germany’s most impressive ethnographic collections. It is centred on the natural scientist Georg Forster, who at the end of the 18th century accompanied James Cook on his voyage around the world. During this trip Forster gathered a unique collection of objects from the Pacific region. The first part of this exhibition, titled »Georg Forster – Explorer of the World in Wörlitz«, opened in May 2018. gewerkdesign’s exhibition design was inspired by historical Polynesian nautical charts. We found these nautical masterpieces and their fragile aesthetics very fascinating. The exhibition’s elements are built on these light, almost floral basic designs and are combined with a delicate shadow play.
Portfolio / Range of Services: exhibition design and planning, implementation planning, preparation / participation in the commissioning process, design, concept development for the display, exhibition production, project management and consulting project development, exhibition graphics, graphics for flyer +and poster
• Opening: 6. Mai 2018
• Where: Schloss Wörlitz, FOranienbaum- FWörlitz
• Client: Kulturstiftung FDessau-Wörlitz
• 200 m²
Lamp shade with Shoowa embroidery of the Kuba Kingdom
Remodelling the Übersee-Museum’s African collection, gewerkdesign developed an exhibition that should appeal to both scientists and ordinary people, just like the Übersee-Museum’s founder Hugo Schauinsland envisioned some 100 years ago. Accordingly, the collections’s many precious artefacts are accompanied by many impressive dioramas and scale models.
The exhibition offers many different approaches to historic and contemporary Africa, showing the continent’s changing political history as well as the everyday life of different people in today’s Nairobi. The intricate construction of the exhibition’s architecture also accommodates many works of art, which were created in cooperation with African artists, sculptors, filmmakers and musicians.