Concentrating (on) Collections / Teaser
Public display and study collections play a prominent role in the exhibition plans for the Humboldt-Forum. Next to the major exhibitions, the Humboldt-Forum will feature large display-case areas where extensive portions of the collections will be exhibited. The compelling little Humboldt Lab installation “Concentrating (on) Collections” has gathered together different ideas and recommendations for implementing this, touching on some fundamental questions in the process. How can the huge scale of museum collections be presented in all their diversity – right across from thematic exhibitions with comparatively few objects – without seeming boring and monotonous to viewers? How can the objects’ recognition value be brought to the fore? “Concentrating (on) Collections” assembles different casebook examples for handling both abundance and detail, supplying provocative conceptual suggestions for how to stage display-case zones in the Humboldt-Forum.