Interior Design Magazine
"Transparency Abounds at the History Museum in Graz, Austria"
History museum / Graz / Palais Herberstein / exhibition depot / Schaudepot / Cultural History Collection / Multimedia Collection / historic building / exhibition design / diversity of physical objects / multimedia archives / industrial material / interaction / historic artifacts / multifunctional setting / atmosphere / experience / unexpected perspective / tailored scenography / exhibition journey / hidden treasures / industrial atmosphere/ metal wall loop / balance of historic and contemporary
The new trilogy of permanent exhibitions showcases the Styrian cultural heritage at the History Museum, located on the second floor of the Palais Herberstein, a significant historic building in the city center. The “Schaudepot”, conceived as an exhibition depot, consisting of two parts, the Cultural History Collection and the Multimedia Collection, represents together with the exhibition “100 x Steiermark” a milestone in the transformation of the History Museum Graz. The first section of “Schaudepot” honors the diversity of physical objects that reflects use of industrial material with less customization while providing an interaction with the historic artifacts. While the exhibition setting is multifunctional and freely adaptable, it also retains a consistent interior lining which creates an atmosphere that displays objects of various shapes and sizes allowing visitors to experience the historical space from an unexpected perspective. The second part displays multimedia archives enabling deep insights into the dispersed depot character through tailored scenography which leads the visitor to embark on a journey through the genesis of the Multimedia Collection. Finally, formerly hidden treasures of both collections are made accessible to the public in a raw and industrial surrounding, enabled by the fluent transition throughout of an infinite metal wall loop that allows a balance of historic content and contemporary exhibition design.
Martin Lesjak, Jörg Kindermann, Dominik Gladik, Sigrid Prinz, Amila Smajlovic
"History Museum Graz - Schaudepot & 100 x Steiermark"
"Ein kühles Kleid für Kostbarkeiten: Neugestaltung des Grazer Museums für Geschichte"
"Innocad dissolves the typical museum formula in Austria"
"Museum für Geschichte"
Martin Lesjak and Anastasia SU of INNOCAD and 13&9 Design recently attended the “COOL” gala hosted by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The event celebrates the winners of the 45th annual Interior Design Competition and 26th annual Will Ching Design Competition, among them, our project "Museum für Geschichte” honored with Design Excellence!
"Permanent Exhibition Trilogy in Graz"