In accordance with the character of the museum and its extraordinary content, the architect and honorary director of the museum, Ruarí O’Brien, has designed two new, custom-made modules to be used for special exhibitions: “Luise” and “Lotte”. These provide a further unique and effective platform, through which a diverse range of thematic exhibitions can be presented within the museum.
The manufacture of both modules was made possible through donations by visitors to the museum, as well as the kind support of the publishing houses Cecilie Dressler Verlag and Atrium Verlag.
Every year a new special exhibition is opened during the Erich Kästner Museum Festival in February. It can be visited until the end of January in the following year and the content is based on the theme chosen that year by the Erich Kästner Museum.
Here is an overview of previous special exhibitions:
2004 – Luiselotte Enderle
2005 – Time Travel
2006 – Trojan Horse
2007 – Construction
2008 – Translations
2009 – Mobile Systems
2010 – Generations
2011 – Mankind’s Treasures
2012 – Contrasts and Contradictions
2013 – Erich Kästner – a European Citizen
2014 – The Last Chapter – Erich Kästner and the Process of Dying
2015 - The Awakening - New Spaces / New Ways