History museum / Graz / Palais Herberstein / exhibition / 100 x Steiermark / historic building / mirror hall / spatial intervention / art installation / glass furniture / glass / mirror / reflect history / blurring boundaries / spatial experience
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 exhibition “100 x Steiermark”, which is located in the outstanding historic mirror hall, articulates spatial intervention in both functional and artistic ways. Relating to the concept of a “laid table of history”, the furniture-like installations made of glass or mirror are implemented with the aim to remind and reflect the historic use of these chambers. The space, furniture, objects, and visitors easily merge into one another and simultaneously maintain one exhibition medium. By becoming a part of the exhibition through the boundaries blurring, the spatial experience raises questions like: “What is forthcoming? What remains?”
Martin Lesjak, Jörg Kindermann, Anastasija Lesjak, Dominik Gladik, Amila Smajlovic
The Museum Architecture Symposium on May 14 at Kharkiv School of Architecture will discuss the current situation and prospects of the museum industry and elaborate on the new role of museums in Ukraine, as well as the cooperation between museum curators and architects in transforming traditional museums into a platform for dialogue within local communities. Martin Lesjak´s lecture will cover the design process of History Museum Graz, presenting alongside Gil Cloos from Querkraft Architekten, Oleg Drozdov from Drozdov&Partners, Yuliia Lytvynets from National Art Museum of Ukraine, and Tetiana Pylypchuk from Kharkiv Literature Museum.
"best of year - The pinnacle of passion and talent"
"Museum für Geschichte in Graz"
"History Museum Graz - Schaudepot & 100 x Steiermark"
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"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"