MÜNSTERLAND. In a museum on wheels, exhibits from 28 museums throughout Münsterland will be touring the region from 23 August. The special feature: In the container, the museum pieces are not behind glass, but can be experienced with virtual reality glasses. Visitors can turn, move, touch and try out pictures, sculptures, machines or buildings in the digital space. "Everything is allowed," says Kathrin Strotmann from Münsterland e.V., which is taking the container on the road with the cooperation project "Apocalypse Münsterland".
The story of the project: the future has lost its culture and is sending an SOS to the present. "Help us, send us culture you want to preserve!" In 2018, over 2000 visitors to 28 museums and exhibition halls in the region had heard the call for help and selected cultural objects to send to the future.
Now everyone can take a "last look" at the cultural asset before it is transmitted through the container as a sending station of the future: The container will make more than 23 stops at 19 different locations throughout Münsterland in the period from 23 August to 19 October (see below for locations/dates). For all those who are interested, this means: Go there and put on your glasses! The cultural assets can be experienced in a playful way through virtual reality glasses as well as haptically through 3D prints.
"We have 28 completely different exhibits in digital form. Those who come to our mobile container can choose what interests them and immerse themselves in the digital world of the exhibit," Kathrin Strotmann describes the concept of the exhibition on wheels. "In the virtual space, visitors can, for example, go into an underground burial chamber to look for an ancient ceremonial vessel or have the function of the Telgte Hunger Cloth explained to them in a Gothic church."
Students from Münster University of Applied Sciences from the course "Museum of the Future" had taken on the digitisation of the exhibits. The cultural objects were scanned or measured with a 3D scanner and then remodelled in 3D on the computer. The students also designed the tour container.
In the regional cultural and cooperation project "Apocalypse Münsterland", a project community of 28 museums and exhibition houses in Münsterland is working together under the project management of Münsterland e.V. with other cooperation partners from the region: Münster University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture (MSA | Münster School of Architecture), BOK + Gärtner GmbH (agency for communication design and scenography), FabLab Münster of münsterLAND.digital e.V. and the Münsterland Art and Culture Foundation.
The project is funded and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (State Funding Programme Regional Cultural Policy), the LWL Cultural Foundation, the Commerzbank Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture based on a resolution of the German Bundestag (Federal Programme Rural Development).
6 September, 4 to 7 p.m.: Gescher, Marktplatz
15 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Schöppingen, Am Alten Rathaus
19 September, 12 to 7 p.m.: Borken, Marktplatz
1 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Lüdinghausen, Burg Vischering
8 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Havixbeck, town centre
14 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Coesfeld, market square
22 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Senden, Mertens car park
23 August, 12 to 7 p.m.: Hafenplatz
24 August, 10 to 7 p.m.: Stubengasse
7 September, 4 to midnight: Lepramuseum
5 October, 11 to 7 p.m.: Hafenplatz
31 August, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Hörstel-Riesenbeck, Alte Gießerei shopping centre
5 September, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Mettingen, Marktplatz
13 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Ochtrup, city centre
20 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Tecklenburg, Chalonnes-Platz bus park
28. September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Emsdetten, city centre
29 September, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Emsdetten, city centre
30 September: Steinfurt, Am Kreishaus Steinfurt
19 October, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Rheine, Museum Kloster Bentlage
District of Warendorf
30 August, 11 am to 6 pm: Ennigerloh, Marktplatz
27 September, 2 pm to 6 pm: Everswinkel, Am Rathaus
6 October, 10 am to 6 pm: Telgte, Kardinal-von-Galen-Platz
13 October, 1 pm to 6 pm: Oelde, Marktplatz