The question of Ms. Henschels’ favorite object leaded to a surprising
answer. I expected one of the big highlights of our exhibition: Maybe the fog screen, the Journal of hunting or one of the interactive games. But no, the answer was easier and because of that much more interesting.
All of the favorite objects aren’t objects which are eye-catching for the
visitors. It’s more the little and more daily objects which have a special
meaning. For example it’s about the cream siphon. Her parents still use one. This one is blue instead of pink, but the cream which is prepared like this tastes her best. The hand puppets in the area “Youth” reminds her about her own time in nursery school, because there the hand puppet theater was often used. The book Weltall, Erde, Mensch (universe, earth, man) has also a special meaning to her. She didn’t get it for her Jugendweihe, but it stands in countless familiar bookshelves.
For her there isn’t the only one favorite object, but how often there are
the minor details which fit together to the whole! And it has to be nice to
walk through an exhibition having to many objects a personal connection. Then you can’t reduce this to “the only favorite object”.
Do you want to have a look on different objects, too, I recommend to you to rummage a little bit in our exhibit database!
(Translation: Valerie Holbein)