On 16 September the exhibition Object Lessons. The Story of Material Education in 8 Chapters, curated by prof.dr. Ann-Sophie Lehmann (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) and Imke Volkers (Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge), opens in the Museum der Dinge in Berlin. A so-called xylotheque (c. 1810), or wood collection, from the collection of the University Museum Groningen will be one of the objects on show.
The exhibition Object Lessons. The Story of Material Education in 8 Chapters
recounts the story of learning with, about, and through materials in eight chapters: in science, at school, in commerce, craft, and at home, in novels and movies, in the archive and on the Internet. From tree books, slag gravel and shell silk to hares’ scuts, cork stoppers and cloud leather and from historical DIY books to a digital material archive, the exhibition shows that material literacy has always been relevant, why it was forgotten, and what it may look like in the future.
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