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Ladies’ Choice! - A special exhibition dedicated to 100 Years of voting rights for women

2018 | EXHIBITION DESIGN | HISTORISCHES MUSEUM | FRANKFURT AM MAIN

The special exhibition “Ladies’ Choice!” (Damenwahl) at the Historisches Museum Frankfurt focuses on the pioneers of self-determination.

The challenge

Creating a formative, staged framework for the topic of equal rights.

 

Our approach

A clearly structured, contemporary exhibition design that focuses both on one of the most important chapters in the history of German democracy and on its current relevance.

 

Skills

Design, communication

Credits

Client: Historical Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Exhibition design,graphic and media design: Atelier Markgraph , Frankfurt am Main

Exhibition construction: Messegrafik & Messebau Schreiber, Schmitten

Light and mediatechnology: Stephan Zimmermann Lightsolutions, Oberursel

Graphic production: TYPES ON FOIL, Wehrheim

Documentation photos: Kristof Lemp, Darmstadt

ON THE NEW EXHIBITION AREA OF AROUND 900 SQUARE METRES, THE VISITORS‘ PATH PRESENTS A LIVELY GRAPHIC DESIGN THAT GIVES THE PIONEERS AN UP-TO-DATE PRESENCE.

The exhibition is divided into five connecting galleries that highlight the different phases. The colour scheme marks the thematic areas, which reconstruct the difficult path to equality as chronological chapters. To illustrate the different, sometimes controversial ideas within the women‘s movement, the individual galleries are presented by three illustrated activists and their positions.

“Today we are fighting for the equal participation of women in politics and the economy, for equal pay, for equal work and the same quality of work, for the reconciling of family and career, for the upgrading of social professions and for protection against violence”.

Dr. Franziska Giffey, former Federal Minister for Family Affairs and patron of the exhibition

FACT FIELDS AND FRANKFURT WINDOWS EXPLAIN THE CONTEXT SCENOGRAPHICALLY.

The former draw attention to the present time with a clever presentation of dates, while the latter trace the city as the scene of the battle of the sexes. The last chapter is located at a fork in the road: one path leads into a narrow dead-end street, which gives an idea of the repressions of the Nazi era. The other path leads to interactive stations that invite visitors to participate and reflect.

Credits

Client: Historical Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Exhibition design,graphic and media design: Atelier Markgraph , Frankfurt am Main

Exhibition construction: Messegrafik & Messebau Schreiber, Schmitten

Light and mediatechnology: Stephan Zimmermann Lightsolutions, Oberursel

Graphic production: TYPES ON FOIL, Wehrheim

Documentation photos: Kristof Lemp, Darmstadt

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