Outbreak of the 1918 Revolution in Schleswig-Holstein

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein
10 locations in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
May – November 2018
Two ocean-going containers

Conceptual content, creative implementation, media production, logistics of the travelling exhibition, general contract manufacturing and operation, PR and marketing, event management, training and administration guides

IGLHAUT + von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / Outbreak of the 1918 Revolution in Schleswig-Holstein
Situation in Kiel, in front of the old Fish Hall
Project text:

Like no other event in Schleswig-Holstein, the sailors and workers’ uprising in November 1918 influenced German and European history. It triggered a conflagration that brought the Wilhelmine Empire to its knees in just one week, ending World War I and paving the way for the creation of the Weimar Republic. The state of Schleswig-Holstein dedicated a travelling exhibition to the events of 1918. It visited ten cities in the region from May to November 2018. The exhibition was held in in two ocean-going containers. It depicted the uprisings in Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein, the events that led to them and their consequences in 1918, a year of chaos and revolution that ended with the proclamation of the Republic on 9 November in Berlin. Exhibition mediators from the Landesbeauftragter für politische Bildung (State Commissioner for Political Education) were on hand every day (Mo-So) to discuss the content.

IGLHAUT + von GROTE was commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the state of Schleswig-Holstein to design, plan and realise the touring exhibition as a general contractor in all respects. This includes the conception of the exhibition content, including the media (e.g. specially produced films, interview videos and audio clips in the style of radio plays), the exhibition technology, the graphic design of the rooms, the general business planning and expenses and the production of work groups. Furthermore, IGLHAUT + von GROTE operated the exhibition both technically and in terms of staffing. Three people were available daily to advise and assist visitors. The first steps were planning the exhibition logistics (transport of the two exhibition containers and on-site operation) and the approval management of the individual locations as well as the training of the exhibition facilitators.

In addition, the office IGLHAUT + von GROTE designed the publicity work, realised the exhibition’s homepage, held a press conference and designed print documents for the application of the exhibition (including flyer, press kit, teaching materials). A participatory closing event in the form of a BarCamp, conceived and conducted by IGLHAUT + von GROTE for the Schleswig-Holstein State Commissioner for Political Education, marked the end of the exhibition tour in November 2018.