New presentation of the Lion Man by the design office BOK + Gärtner
Design studio BOK + Gärtner from Münster awarded the contract for the new presentation of the Lion Man in the Museum Ulm
After a Europe-wide tendering procedure, the Museum Ulm is pleased to have won BOK + Gärtner, a young and dynamic design office, for the new presentation of the Lion Man and the redesign of the archaeological collection.
A total of 17 design offices from Germany, Austria and Switzerland took part in the open competition. Five of them were then invited to submit their entries in a second round, three of which were then allowed to present their concepts and designs to the Museum Ulm.
BOK + Gärtner convinced the jury with its design concept, which impressively emphasises the architecture of the future exhibition rooms and innovatively and creatively stages the Lion Man as the highlight of the archaeological collection presentation. The young dynamic team from Münster, which has already realised special exhibitions in renowned museums such as the Historisches Museum Berlin and the Felix-Nussbaum-Haus in Osnabrück, among others, also convinced with its personal presentation and special passion for the project.
Together with the Museum Ulm, the Archaeological Collection will be fundamentally renovated over the next two years. Not only will the 40,000-year-old Lion Man, one of the oldest works of art in the world and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Caves and Ice Age Art of the Swabian Alb” since 2017, increasingly take centre stage. Other important topics and aspects will also be clearly highlighted in the new archaeological collection presentation, in particular finds and artefacts from the Middle Stone Age and Neolithic period. In addition, an archaeological window into the prehistoric epochs of the city of Ulm, which was of great regional importance especially in the Early and High Middle Ages, will also be reopened.
The new conception of the Archaeological Collection on the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Caves and Ice Age Art of the Swabian Alb” in the Museum Ulm is part of the funding programme “Investments for National Cultural Institutions in Germany” (INK) “ of the Federal Government.