The Zeppelin Museum is something special because it houses the world’s largest collection on the history of airship building. Together with the LZ Archives, it forms the competence centre on the history of German airship aviation. It watches over a myth which has lost nothing of its original fascination for young and old. The museum is also dedicated to the art of the Lake Constance region and owns valuable works of art, among others the Otto Dix Collection. The fact that the museum shows both technology and art collections accounts for its singular position among German museums.
No other museum in Germany is dedicated to two such different subjects. This offers important creative potential for collecting and presenting the collections and for the exhibition strategy. The aim is not to try tointegrate works of art into the Zeppelin department or vice versa as this would only be a superficial link, but rather to shift the emphasis and concentrate on the thematic common denominators of the museum’s two subject areas. The museum therefore presents themes from the history of technical developments and studies in which way these found their way into the creative arts such as painting, architecture, design. In addition, the museum’s collection and exhibition policy will also deal with artistic positions which based on scientific and technological knowledge.
In addition to the history of industry and technology, and the culture and arts of the Lake Constance region, the museum will thus develop a third sector of interest, making the connection between the two. Visitors will then not move abruptly from Zeppelin to art history, but will be guided almost imperceptibly from one to the other.
Dr. Ursula Zeller
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