100 Jahre Deutsches Ledermuseum (1917–2017) focuses on the individual, outstanding object, with its history and qualities.
Cultural history is quasi inscribed in the work—regardless of what ethnic group or era. This gives rise to fascinating dialogues or cross-references: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s hatbox meets the slippers of Ulrike von Levetzow, Goethe’s final (unrequited) love.
The catalogue traces the history of the museum and the collection and presents numerous new photographs of objects that are, in part, being presented for the first time in the exhibition, as well as series of images from the historical photo archive.
Accompanies the exhibition 100 Jahre Deutsches Ledermuseum – exhibition in the anniversary year, 16 Sep 2017 – 25 Feb 2018, Offenbach am Main.
German text only.