Digital Concepts for Museums and Cultural Institutions

In the project, funded by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, the Digital Design Unit advises state museums and selected Hessian institutions in the context of digitization and develops exemplary digital usages with them. Among those, an application for the block Beuys – Joseph Beuys installed 290 of his works in seven rooms of the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt in 1970. Today, the Block Beuys is the world's largest ensemble of works installed by him. The rooms have been photographed in 3D and can be visited interactively via a touch monitor or a VR installation. Additional information on individual objects can be called up. This offers people who cannot come to Darmstadt the chance to experience the room and the artworks in their original setting. People with limited mobility can also experience the very confined spaces in the museum on the monitor. Another example is the work for the State Palaces and Gardens of Hesse, where the department realized a 3D reconstruction of the building history of Bad Homburg Palace. Another project partner is the Keltenwelt am Glauberg. VR and AR applications are being developed here for the museum and for the outdoor area. The focus is on communicating archaeological findings, deriving them for reconstructions and visualizations, and integrating findings as virtual images.