Can doctoral theses be exciting, up-to-date and generally understandable? This question was asked by the curators of the Museum Giersch of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. In 12 rooms 14 PhD students and two postdocs and two postdocs in the field of archeology and anthropology from the Research Training Group “Value and Equivalent” presented their research topics at the Goethe University.
On the basis of 300 objects, pictures and photographs from museums in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart as well as from collections of the Goethe University, the topics were visualized by students of the Faculty of Design of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Various media, audio stations and interview films produced specifically for the exhibition provided insights into current issues, such as the role fan articles played in gladiatorial games in Roman times. One of the films also shows the touching scene of how the Maori returned rights to the Whanghanui River in New Zealand in 2017.
Faszination der Dinge – Werte weltweit in Archäologie und Ethnologie
Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität
Visual Identity + Exhibition Graphic
Together with David Welbergen, Scenography by Atelier Gillmann, Basel