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Historical Museum Frankfurt

For the Historical Museum Frankfurt I've made a large model (diameter 214cm) which represents the history of the industry of the city. In this project I worked closely together with historians in order to capture all aspects of the industry's history. So for a large part it has been an applied commission.
The work will be part of a group of 8 models, each displaying an other aspect of Frankfurts history: traffic, building the city, the commercial city, the jewish city, etcetera.
All models will be installed in the basement of the new extension of the museum around an industrial robot-arm. Each time a visitor will push a botton, a model will be picked up by the robot-arm and held underneath a large snow globe on the visitors-level. The lights of the model will then go on and for a few minutes, projections in combination with sound will be seen and heard on the surrounding walls.                                                                                           The extension of the museum will be opened at the end of 2017.                                                                                                                                 The initire project has been developed by Kossmann.de Jong from Amsterdam.