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Bring visitors into dialogue with your collection. We show you how.

Exhibitions

One contact – all possibilities

  • In the Civic and Media Centre of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, visitors use all their senses to find out about the work of the state parliament. The wall panels made of  Corian® and brass are partly interactive and can be experienced tactilely, with audio description or videos and with Braille lettering for blind and visually impaired people.

     

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  • Monuments from all over the world: For the exhibition ‘Denkmal heute’  in the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument at Porta Westfalica, we built four current monuments on a scale of 1:10 to 1:1000, ranging from Mount Rushmore from the U.S.A. to the large monument Mansudae in North Korea.

     

  • Judengasse (Jews Lane) was located close to the old Frankfurt city wall and was the oldest Jewish ghetto in Europe. In the model, the five houses on whose foundations the Judengasse Museum was built come to life again. They offer visitors an introduction to the history of Judengasse, which was founded in 1460, in addition to numerous exhibits and a view of the old walls.

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  • In the corridor of the sun terrace of the mountain inn also known as Eagles Nest is the permanent exhibition designed by ramicsoenario. In five chapters, the installation tells the story from 1923 to the present and picks up on the rugged mountain landscape as a visual feature.

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  • The cinematic installation 007 ELEMENTS which is dedicated to James Bond, opened on the Gaislachkogl in Sölden in July 2018, 3,040m above sea level. The exhibition shows all of the 24 official James Bond films, with a special focus on Spectre, some sequences of which were shot in Sölden. Among other things, werk5 built the mountain on which the car chase took place out of Corian® in order to trace the meticulous planning of the route with the help of LEDs.

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  • How to bring the architecture of an architect, whose buildings have been built on several continents, to Munich? The 2015 exhibition “Form, Heft, Material” at the Haus der Kunst in Munich illustrated the work of Ghanaian-British architect and 2021 RIBA Gold Medal winner David Adjaye with 12 architectural models.

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  • 5 museums, 7 archaeological collections

    With the James Simon Gallery, Berlin’s Museum Island has gained a new entrance building that offers visitors orientation. Duncan McCauley designed the first section of the Archaeological Promenade as an innovative presentation. A sensor system in the model reacts to touch and lights up the corresponding location of the collections and museums, making it easier for visitors to find their way around.

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Accessibility & Inclusion

Haptic navigation and tactile exploration of your exhibition for more cultural participation

  • For your next exhibition, actively plan inclusive offers right from the beginning. This will create new perspectives on the familiar and attract more visitors.

    Together with experts in accessible design and layout, we produce tactile exhibits, bring orientation plans to life and ensure a balanced graphic design of tactile text panels.

  • You know the situation: the graphic artist has designed a great new information board. And then you remember that Braille or another tactile writing needs to be included as well. Suddenly an attractive design turns into a one that does not look so tempting any more.

    Avoid these mistakes and design information inclusively, right from the start.

    We will show you how.

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  • Masterpieces as tactile reliefs – What can you do, as a museum of fine arts, for blind and visually impaired visitors apart from audio guides? Translate a painting into tactile relief with our experts from #go-inclusive. In a joint workshop, we will work out the essential content for 3D interpretation.

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  • Have you ever illegally touched an exhibit in a museum in order to understand history at first hand?

    With a reproduction, you protect the originals and still have a great tactile experience. Your object will be 3D scanned, digitally processed and reproduced from a hygienic material without any damage.

  • Haptic navigation through your exhibition can do much more than just showing the way – if you add an audio feedback. Sensory points play audio content via a one-handed earpiece when touched. In this way, your visitors learn exciting information about the architectural history of your building or the surrounding area.

  • We let exhibits tell their stories by a simple touch and without restorers throwing their hands up in horror. A faithful replica made of durable material is equipped with the Multi-Sense-Box from werk5 and enables you to watch your visitors explore tactilely without worrying. Choose between visual or audio feedback to convey content and information.

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Hands-On

When an exhibit turns passive viewers into active discoverers

  • On 4000m² the exhibition shows Berlin as part of a global network. Visitors are interactively involved in the exhibition concept. The tactile exhibits are a development of our #go-inclusive initiative.

  • The largest and most important palace complex in Berlin conveys the history of the palace,of its inhabitants and guests with tactile exhibits. A tactile city map shows the location of
    Charlottenburg Palace to scale in its surroundings. An added value, also for sighted visitors.

     

  • The Zollverein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has shaped the region and the people of the Ruhr for over a century. From 1851-1986, generations of miners extracted coal from the earth in the “Eiffel Tower of the Ruhr”. The model made Corian® can be explored tactilely in the memorial trail to give blind and visually impaired people an understanding of the architecture.

  • The exhibition Future Food. What will we eat tomorrow? at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden shows the journey of our food from the field to the plate.  Outstanding exhibits, such as the wild boar’s head tureen, can also be explored as tactile exhibits by blind and visually impaired visitors.

  • As part of a cooperation project between  Mediasphere For Nature and werk5, an original specimen of a saltwater crocodile was digitised by means of a 3D scan and reproduced as a full-size 3D model. Thanks to the built-in Multi-Sense-Box visitors learn more about the characteristics of the crocodile via audio feedback by touching one of the four sensory points.

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3D-Scan & Reproduction

Protect originals and show new perspectives in the engagement with the exhibit

  • How does an original become a replica? Using real-time 3D handheld scanner, we digitise your exhibits without damaging them or having to transport them. The precision of the scan data sometimes eliminates the need for time-consuming and costly CAD remodelling, thus speeding up the reproduction process.

    You only need the digital copies for the time being? No problem.

     

    Send us your request and we will create a quote for the digitisation of your exhibits

  • The history of the famous monument and landmark of Trier is marked by destruction and conversion. For 800 years, the Roman city gate served as a double church. An architectural model on a scale of 1:50 makes this important period of the monument visible.

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  • As part of a cooperation project between  Mediasphere For Nature and werk5, an original specimen of a saltwater crocodile was digitised by means of a 3D scan and reproduced as a full-size 3D model. Thanks to the built-in Multi-Sense-Box visitors learn more about the characteristics of the crocodile via audio feedback by touching one of the four sensory points.

  • Not transportable and yet so monumental that it gets a place in the House of Bavarian History Regensburg: The tomb of the last prince abbot of St. Emmeram, Coelestin II Steiglehner. Therefore, it was digitised by means of a 3D scan, reduced in size by 15% and then milled from PU block material.

  • A masterpiece by Gérard Dagly:
    The 300-year-old coin cabinet from the cabinet of antiquities of the Brandenburg-Prussian Kunstkammer in the Berlin Palace. The acrylic reproduction is part of the exhibition in the James Simon Gallery.

    Dr. Achim Stiegel, curator of the furniture collection at the Museum of Decorative Arts, tells us more about the history of the original in this blog post.

  • In the new permanent exhibition, everything revolves around the history of Emperor Otto the Great and his wife Queen Editha. His significance for European and German history is told with objects, graphics and audio stations, as well as interactive media stations.

    For museum educational tours, 5 different seals and reliefs made of ivory were 3D scanned and reproduced in Corian®.

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Exterior Models

We armour your outdoor exhibits against weather and vandalism

  • Colonia Ulpia Traiana – once a flourishing metropolis in Roman times, today’s Xanten still holds numerous secrets that are on display in the Archaeological Park. Three barrier-free models in the outdoor space serve as orientation and explanation of the archaeological finds.

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  • The Hohenschönhausen Memorial  is located on the grounds of the former “State Security (MfS) remand prison”. An urban overview model in the condition of 1989 on the site was realised in Corian® and ensures a permanent presentation in the outdoor space.

  • Making the past visible

    With the tactile city model made of Corian®, three major stages of Bitburg’s development become visible on a scale of 1:400:
    From the Roman street village to the late Roman fortification to the medieval town. The solid surface material offers advantages over bronze castings, especially when it comes to processing: the CNC milling machine makes it possible to reproduce the topography and buildings in detail.

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