Ancient Art and Renaissance – Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

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Address
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Year
2012

Touring the splendor of the redesigned rooms of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, visitors are reintroduced to a selection of 900 treasures from the museum’s Ancient Art and Renaissance Collections. Impressive spatial landscapes, particular color palettes and impressive lighting direct the visitors’ gaze to the central themes of ancient and renaissance empires which fascinate us to this day.

The proximity of the Ancient Arts and the Renaissance collections promotes cross-cultural and cross-epochal dialogue. Transitioning from Ancient Egypt into the realm of the classical Greeks and Romans and finally to Renaissance Europe allows for cultural anthropological connections to form between different societies and eras.

The Renaissance rooms directly proceed at the end of the Ancient Art wing and it is through this adjacency that the aesthetic of this period can be understood as rebirth of the antiquities. Many renaissance objects and artworks present similar artistic preoccupations as their ancient counterparts.

Each room of the new permanent exhibition received a new distinct identity. Key specialty presentations were supported by the restrained spatial architecture and facilitate new interactions between the displayed exhibition pieces.

Dimensions
630 m² GFA

Services
Architecture Services LPH 1-9
Artifact/Exhibit Presentation
Graphic Design
Media Design

Production Timeline
August 2011 – August 2012

Opening
August 2012

Client
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Photography
Tobias Wille
Berlin

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