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Projection test for the Names memorial, the room is still empty now. Our Colonial Inheritance

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Growing steel structures. Growth, what is that?

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The ideal spot for the Herron. The Voice of Urban Nature

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Artist Celia Smith installing here birds warm sculpture. Groote Museum

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26.01.2022 at 12:54 by Robin Schijfs


Carefully lifting a python snake skeleton. Groote Museum

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After all those days at home behind a screen, it is very nice to finally do some hands-on experimenting with projections and different layers of transparent fabrics... Nature

07.12.2021 at 17:33 by Pauline Fer

Work in progress for Museum Sophiahof. In progress…

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Work in progress for a children's tour Work in Progress

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Barefoot in an exhibition? Together with the Stapferhaus, we are looking at what this means for the perception of the visitors... Nature

24.11.2021 at 18:23 by Robin Schijfs

With a few kickoff days (and nights) in the mountains of Switzerland, we have firmly started the draft design for the new Nature exhibition at the Stapferhaus! Nature

30.09.2021 at 11:09 by Robin Schijfs


Cleaning out tree routs before they will be lifted to the ceiling Groote Museum

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Milling earth elevation minus water from a special foam. Here we show how little drinking water there actually is on earth. Groote Museum

30.06.2021 at 12:04 by Michel de Vaan


Super exiting moment discovering the panels of the « 4 visions on the Anthropocene » box we made for the Vienna Biennal 2021! Work in Progress

12.05.2021 at 12:00 by Lea Chenot


A big empty space, right before installing all exhibits at WeTheCurious! Project What If

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus


Safety vs. functionality: looking for the best headphones to use in a factory Expedition HVC

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis


The new temporary exhibition in House of European History is 'under construction' Fake (f)or Real

07.01.2021 at 17:32 by Tsur Reshef

On view

Multiple Frankfurts

Typical Frankfurt

Historisches Museum Frankfurt (DE)

Power to the imagination — In the new extension of the Historisches Museum Frankfurt, located between the town hall and the river Main, we designed three exhibitions: two permanent and one temporary. In these exhibitions you will discover the many faces of the city without seeing the city in its entirety. The starting point of the permanent exhibition Typical Frankfurt is a giant snow globe located at the heart of the space – it resembles a snow globe which you can buy in a souvenir shop.

Frankfurt (DE)
Historisches Museum Frankfurt
1,500 m2
Concept, spatial design, graphic design, creative direction, book design
Martin Saemmer (lead), Herman Kossmann, Sietske Sips, Robin Schijfs, Michel de Vaan, Martijn Sas, Roel Bolhuis
Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei
InSynergie GmbH
Light design
Film, animation
Model 'Frankfurt'
Herman Helle, Hotel Modern
Model 'Snow globe'
Florian Goettke, Daniel Verkerk, Edwin Zwackman, Marc Giai-Miniet, Michael Birn, Rob Voerman, Stephan Mörsch, Tracey Schnelling
A globe that works like a jukebox

In the snow globe you’ll find eight typical Frankfurter clichés, each one designed by an international artist. When you choose a cliché, a robot arm lifts the model from under the snow globe. Simultaneously, the model comes to life through a 360-degree projection on the circular walls around you. From the square outside, visitors can peek down into the snow globe – it’s a spectacular sight.

A place for research, reflection and discussion

On the third floor you will find the temporary exhibition Frankfurt Jetzt! (Frankfurt Now!). A main feature is the 75 m2 Frankfurt scale model made by Rotterdam-based artist Herman Helle using found objects from Frankfurt. As the model leaves a lot of room for personal interpretation, it intuitively engages visitors to start talking about the city.

City laboratory

Another permanent feature of Frankfurt Jetzt! is the city laboratory. We designed this as a completely flexible space where new workshops and lectures can take place, based on themes chosen by the residents of Frankfurt. In this way we investigate how locals experience their city. We challenge them to take part in the debate and they themselves become part of the Historisches Museum Frankfurt.