The Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – Cultures of the World (rJM) in Cologne was founded in 1901. For the reopening in a new building in 2010 an innovative exhibition concept was developed – together with two renowned agencies specialized in scenography and modern media. “People in their Worlds” is the motto of a theme-oriented parcours of 3600 m2 that focuses on universal aspects of life styles of different cultures across space and time. the comparative cultural approach emphasizes the equality and validity of all cultures and provides unexpected impulses for thought and stimulating dialogue. the design of the presentation uses the media of scenography that meets the aura of the exhibits and adds to the content of the topics likewise. Hierarchically organized sets of information and special modern media applications make the topics accessible for different target groups who are offered many possibilities to participate.
Video, Jutta Engelhard:
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