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The Court Jews

Permanent Exhibition (section 4) – Jewish Museum Berlin

In July 2007 Duncan McCauley were commissioned with the re-design of the “Court Jews” gallery in Berlin’s Jewish Museum, telling the complex story of the historical court Jews during the 18th century in a new and compelling manner. The design complements the overall architectural style of the permanent exhibit space. The subject matter is conveyed through a variety of interactive media as well as conventional displays. One of the highlights is a film projection in which 12 individuals and their respective fates are portrayed in a multimedia gallery, representing the life and times of the court Jews.
Project information
Client: Jewish Museum Berlin
Opening: January 2008, Permanent Exhibition
Services Rendered: Exhibition architecture, media design, media production, interactive design, graphic design, lighting design.
Area: 60 m2
Project periodJune 2007 to January 2008
Concept, Supervision & Site Supervision: Tom Duncan, Noel McCauley
Design Development: Ilka Schaumberg
Graphic Design: Sandra Tebbe 
Lighting and Media Design: Tom Duncan, Noel McCauley