GDR Daily Life


Conceptual Study for Arts Archive Beeskow and Documentation Center for GDR Daily Life Eisenhüttenstadt
Study for a joint programmatic and organizational strategy of the Arts Archive and the Documentation Center

Commissioned by
Landkreis Oder-Spree, Office of Cultural Affairs and Sports, A.Bischinger and F.Nadolni financed thanks to a grant by the Brandenburg Ministry of Science and Cultural Affairs, Potsdam

Services Exponatus
Workshop "Joint Strategic Goals", general conditions (public expectations; collections and current programming; present finances, personal and space), customers and market position, future organization, personal and financal requirements

Photos: A.Drieschner, G.Freitag, Landkreis and unidentified photographer

Humboldt Laboratory

Masterplan Humboldt Laboratory

Project development for the rooms of the Humboldt-University in the Humboldt Forum, Berlin

Commissioned by:
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | President Prof.Dr.Dr. Sabine Kunst

Services Exponatus:
Strategic Guidelines | Positioning | Programmatic Guidelines - Contents, Formats, Design | Concerted Marketing | Organization and Human Resources | Cost and Financing | Time Schedule

Photographs | Visualization:
Henning Humml, gewerk design Berlin

Israelis and Germans

Travelling exhibition to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel | 2015-2016 | Locations: Federal Parliament Paul-Löbe-Haus Berlin, and twelve more sites in Germany, four locations in Israel.

Project leader: Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft | funded by the German Foreign Office

Responsibilities Exponatus 2014-2016: project management, tour coordination

Curator: Alexandra Nocke
Architecture: Lendler Ausstellungsarchitektur, Berlin
Graphic Design and Logo: fernkopie, Berlin
Exhibition Photographs: Tom Schulze, Leipzig
Historical  Photo: Michael Maor, Israel
Portrait Photo (detail): Heike Steinweg, Berlin

Homosexuality_ies | LGBTIQ

Exhibition of the German Historical Museum and the Schwules Museum about the history and culture of non-heterosexual, LGBTIG-identities | funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Cultural Foundation of the German States | June 26 to December 1, 2015

Project leader: Schwules Museum* Berlin

Responsibilities Exponatus 2014-2016: project management

Curatorial team: Birgit Bosold, Eva Meyer-Hermann, Detlef Weitz
Scenography: chezweitz Berlin

Poster: Advertisment Homage to Benglis, part the larger body of work CUTS: A Traditional Sculpture, © Heather Cassils and Robin Black 2011 courtesy of Heather Cassils and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts | Additional Graphics: chezweitz, Berlin

Exhibition Photos: Christoph Musiol and private

Palaces in Mecklenburg

Management and marketing strategies for three palaces of the 18th and 19th century in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Commissioned by
Ministry of Finance Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Sevices Exponatus 2013 | 2014
Management and marketing strategies for Schloss Bothmer Northwest Mecklenburg
Management and marketing strategies for Jagdschloss Granitz | Rügen
Management and marketing strategies for Schloss Mirow | Mecklenburg Lakes

Photos: Carsten Neumann (Bothmer), Jörn Lehmann
(Mirow), Matthias Langner (Granitz exhibition) and Thomas Grundner (Granitz) all commissioned by Ministry of Finance Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Bremen after 1945

Masterplan Focke #Bremen
Overall Development plan | Vision, program, exhibition design, architectural development, marketing, operations and infrastructure

Strategic Study | Focke Museum Bremen
Extension of the permanent exhibition on Bremen history with special focus on the time after 1945

Commissioned by:
gewerk design, Berlin, for  Focke Museum Bremen, State Museum for Art and Cultural History and its friends' association

Services Exponatus
Development of organisational and programmatic guide lines, solutions, time frames; Moderation of Workshops and Discussions in preparation of the masterplan

Photomontage/Graphics: gewerk design, Berlin

Grimm World Kassel

Innovative exhibition centre about life and oeuvre of the brothers
Grimm – Opening: spring 2015

Commissioned by:
Holzer Kobler Architekturen for the municipality of Kassel

Services Exponatus 2012 - 2013
Operations | organizational concept, development of operative structures, selection of service partners, public licencing

Marketing | First marketing strategy, corporate design call for tender

Curators: Annemarie Hürlimann und Nicola Lepp, formerly Praxis für Ausstellung und Theorie, Berlin | Building: kadawittfeldarchitektur, Aachen | Exhibition design: Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Zürich und Berlin

Photo: kadawittfeldarchitektur, Aachen

Heritage in Lower Saxony

Strategic Study - Profile development for cultural heritage sites in Lower Saxony/Germany

Commissioned by:
Ministry for Science, Research and Culture, Lower Saxony

Services  Exponatus :
2012 | Analysis of potentials of different publicly owned heritage sites in Lower Saxony, especially castles, palaces and monasteries; development of goals and profiles; proposals for organizational and marketing projects

Photos: Thomas Köstlin

Friedrich 300

The Architecture of Frederic the Great

Exhibition Unter den Linden in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Frederic the Great advertising the different events and festivities "Friedrich 300" in Berlin und Brandenburg | summer 2012

Initiative: Kulturland Brandenburg, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten
Berlin-Brandenburg, Tourismus Marketing Brandenburg, Kulturprojekte
Berlin, Musikfestspiele Potsdam-Sanssouci

Services Exponatus: 2011/2012 - Concept and project management up to the public permit for the exhibition site

Architectural design: fripp - Rainer Lendler, Berlin
Grafic design: fernkopie, Berlin
Photos:  fripp - Rainer Lendler, Berlin

500 Years Reformation

From Germany into the World - Worldwide Effects of the Reformation

International travel exhibition 2013-2015 in advance of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017.

Commissioned by
the Lutheran Memorial Sites Wittenberg (financed by the German Foreign Office)

Services Exponatus:
Strategy work shop | 2010 - goals, target regions, major themes, exhibition format

Feasibility study | 2010 - Recommendation: Three major exhibitions at prominent sites on three continents, complemented by a state-of-the-art virtual exhibtion

Updating of feasibility study | 2011 -  Preparation of  the ministerial decision for the foreign office, detailed financial planning, preparation of European tender and contracts

Documentary Film

Subjective. Documentary Film in the 21st Century

Commissioned by:
Pinakothek der Moderne and HFF München | 2010

Services Exponatus: Fundraising

Curators: B.Schwenk (Pinakothek), H.Stadler (HFF) | Designers: chezweitz & roseapple, Berlin | Photos: N.Wilhelms © Bay. Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Evaluation KBB

Evaluation of the Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH (Cultural Enterprises of the Federal Republic Ltd.), its program and business divisions with an emphasis on the evaluation of cultural programs, marketing, organization and finances.

Services Köstlin (as managing director of KBB):
project development, project management

Organizational Reform SPSG

Comprehensive study of organizational structure and processes in the Foundation Prussian Palaces and Gardens Berlin-Brandenburg with special focus on strategic  organization and personal | 2001-2003

Services Köstlin (as Deputy and Acting Director General SPSG):
Project development, project management of the collaboration with the Federal Office for Administration, Cologne

Prince Henry

Prince Henry- a European in Rheinsberg

Brother of Frederic the Great, politician, military and supporter of the arts - 200 years after his death, SPSG, Schloß Rheinsberg | 2002

Services Köstlin (als Acting Director General SPSG):
Project management until the opening

Curators: C.Sommer, D.Fuchs | Design: H.Sander | Photos: SPSG

Luise's Paretz

Luise's Paretz - a royal country house aroud 1800
First permanent exhbition after restoration | SPSG, Schloss Paretz | 2002-2009

Services Köstlin (as Acting Director General SPSG):
Project management with an external team of curators and designers

Curator: U.Röper, Berlin | Designers: Hollenbeck & Plato, Cologne| Photos: H.Immel i.A.v. U.Röper

Prussia 1701

Prussia 1701 - a European Story

300 years - coronation of the first Prussian King | German Historical Museum,  SPSG Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin | 2001

Services Köstlin (as deputy and acting director general SPSG):
Business management, responsible participation for the director general in the project team, co-project management in spring 2001

Curators: F.Windt (exhibition coordination), S.-G. Gröschel, C. Lind | Design: J.Steiner and team | Photos: SPSG, DHM

Sophie Charlotte

Sophie Charlotte and her Palace
A Baroque Court of Muses in Brandenburg-Prussia

Prussia's first queen - 300 years Charlottenburg palace | SPSG , Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin | 1999

Services Köstlin (als Deputy Director General SPSG): Business management, finances

Head curator: C. Vogtherr | Designer: K.-J. Sembach, H. Sypereck | Photos: M.Gastinger, München for SPSG

Onder den Oranjeboom

Onder den Oranjeboom

Art and Culture from the Netherlands at princely courts in 17th and 18th Century Germany | City of Krefeld, SPSG Schloss Oranienburg, Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn | 1999/2000

Services Köstlin (as Deputy Director General SPSG): Business management of the exhibition at Oranienburg palace und business coordination with the other exhibtion venues.

Head Curator Oranienburg: C. Sommer, Design Oranienburg: H. Sander

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