East Frisian State Museum Emden | The Bog Body exhibition section “The Man from Bernuthsfeld”
Exhibition design, graphic design, light, media
The Ostfriesische Landesmuseum Emden is the museum that presents the cultural and regional history of the Ostfriesland region. Its history and collection go back to the year 1820. From 2003 to 2005, IGLHAUT + von GROTE realized the new concept and redesign of the museum.
The museum’s most important treasures include a fully preserved bog body from the 8th century. The cadaver, which was found while digging for peat in 1907 in Bernuthsfeld near Aurich, is one of the most important archaeological findings in the region. In addition to the skeleton of the 1200-year-old “Man from Bernuthsfeld”, hair, clothing and a leather knife sheath were found. The bog body was re-examined scientifically from 2011 to 2016. In this time, IGLHAUT + von GROTE developed a comprehensive master plan for additional sections of the museum. For the “Man from Bernuthsfeld” exhibition section IGLHAUT + von GROTE designed completely new museum rooms in which the bog body and contextualizing contents are presented.