Historical Museum Going Interactive
In Duderstadt, Germany, the Museum of Marksmanship opened with its new permanent exhibition. On three levels different media installations and historical exhibits give insights to the themes shooting, city defense and townlife in the middle ages.
The medial centrepiece on the first floor – an interactive town model of Duderstadt – allows the visitors to reenact the different attacking scenarios on the city. The first floor is dedicated to the archers and shooters who formed a specialised militia to defend the city in the middle ages. Visitors can try target shooting or use a crossbow at two virtual shooting ranges.
Parts of the leftover historic city wall are integrated to the new museum wing. The so-called “speaking stones” are embedded into the wall and explain interesting details of the defensive fortification. Further audio installations are spread throughout the overall museum and give insights on the medieval city life.
The exhibition’s concept was developed in cooperation with Duderstadt historians Maria and Reinhard Hauff and exhibition designer Prof. Uli Schwarz.