The new permanent exhibition at one of Germany’s most important archaeological museums, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier (State Museum Trier), shows significant finds from the region of Trier in 25 newly designed rooms of 4,200 sqm of exhibition space. On the chronological tour, prehistoric and early historical finds as well as exhibits from the Baroque period provide visitors with manifold impressions of this former Roman province and Imperial residence. The exhibition follows a strict colour code, which serves as both presentation background and signage system. Minimalist architectures and a distinctive lighting create space for the exhibits, which are displayed along the wall behind glass, partly as windows of outstanding arrangement, or on pedestals in a clear, vivid and attention-grabbing manner. The tour leads through different centuries in individually designed theme rooms, each referring in form and choice of materials to the historical epoch, and thus creates a thematic environment to complement the exhibits.
Statement by the jury
»The distinctive, high-contrast and irregular arrangement of the presentation elements helps to showcase the art objects in an excellent manner. The use of glass and the choice of colours and lighting create a vivid experience. The design is overall well-balanced, partly dominant and partly subdued, yet always consistent, and it visualises the exhibition in a highly sophisticated and engaging manner.«