Media tell their (hi)stories

Phenomena in communication history


A permanent exhibition for the Museum for Communication Frankfurt

For the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, Archimedes developed and produced the permanent exhibition Media tell their (hi)stories. On 2,500 m², 44 narrative areas and more than 500 original exhibits tell the history of communication in an interactive and colourful way.

The four phenomena acceleration, networking, control, and participation serve as the main topics for the exhibition’s design. Each of them has its own individual, thought-provoking space within the exhibition. The innovative concept of the exhibition abandons the classic museum structure and its chronological order. Instead, the exhibition appears like a pop-up picture book: the visitors can explore stories freely and create their own dramaturgy.

44 narrative areas display exemplary media histories, presenting technical achievements of mankind as well as impressiveanecdotes. The front of each of these stations allows for a playful access to the respective topic while the anecdotes on the back offer deeper insights. That way the exhibition offers two completely different approaches to the content and shows fateful moments in the history of communication, such as the last telegrams from the Titanic or Justine Sacco’s fateful tweet.

The exhibition is open:
Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: between 1.50 € and 4.00 €

Client: Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation Exhibition Area: 2,500, 44 thematic islands and more than 500 original exhibits Opening: September 2017 Languages: German | English

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