From Moselle to Berlin, the paths of exile

Temporary exhibition

10 November 2006 - 10 March 2007

Temple Neuf, Metz

700 m2 - 37,000 visitors

Client: Conseil général de la Moselle

Design: Atelier Caravane, Strasbourg

Our contribution: Museography, production, together with Danièle Brochu and Patrick Absalon

This was a joint exhibition by Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany (which presented its own version of the theme from 22 October 2005 to 12 February 2006) and the Departmental Council of Moselle, France.

It aims at presenting the conditions surrounding the exile of French Huguenots to Berlin in the 17th and 18th centuries, the impact of the Huguenot community on the administrative, economic and cultural administration of Berlin, and the integration of these emigrants over the following centuries.

The exhibition venue was appropriately symbolic: the Temple Neuf, inaugurated by Emperor William II in May 1904, was built in the first years of the 20th century at a time when the French department of Moselle was annexed to the German Reich. It has been a protestant church since its foundation.

Past exhibitions

  1. PuceAmerican Gold

  2. PuceHuguenots

METZ 2006

American Gold

Gold is a fascinating mineral both for its specific properties and the way it appears in nature. Just as fascinating is the way in which it shapes human societies. This has proved particularly true in the Americas, where the quest for gold led to colonization by Europeans, where the fortune of the United States was built on the gold lodes of California, and where gold mining even today has substantial impact on the environment.

Temporary exhibition

8 April 2009 - 11 January 2010

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris

1,200 m2

Client: Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle

Design: Kinga Grzech

Our contribution: Scenography, displays, production, together with the exhibitions department, MNHN

PARIS 2009

The treasures of museums and private collections are presented in the historical halls of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle’s mineralogical gallery.

The exhibition showed at the Temple neuf in Metz, which was originally inaugurated in 1904 by the Emperor Wilhelm II. It has been a Protestant church from the time it was founded.