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(No) Place in the Sun / Teaser

The history of ethnological museums is intimately interwoven with the history of colonialism. Not least that is why the topic of colonialism needs to be dealt with in museums. Communicating the range of themes to children and teenagers is particularly challenging: they want to be approached on an emotive level as well as cognitively. Activity orientation, interactive elements, atmospheric aspects and experience play a major role in the exhibition design. But how can such a violent topic be adequately depicted for young people? Especially when, in addition to historical facts, the consequences, like everyday racism, need to be revealed? The project “(No) Place in the Sun” tried to find polyphonic solutions which, through a combination of facts, videos and games, seek to explain that colonialism and racism are part of German history – which can be told from a variety of perspectives.

You can find a detailed description of the project here.