The exhibition allows the large, today cross-border cultural area of the Lower Rhineland
which included the Lower Rhine, the Netherlands, Flanders and Brabant.
For many centuries in the Middle Ages and early modern times, this room shaped the identity of the
Humans. The transfer of ideas, art, commercial goods and also of people was here at the daily
Agenda. This exhibition tells its stories along many important objects.
Much of this is already reflected in a large panorama of the Great Market of the Hanseatic City of Wesel in the 16th century, which is the beginning of the exhibition.
Around 1800, science began to question the unambiguousness of death. Across Europe, people are afraid of being buried alive - soon a veritable hysteria about "apparent death" will arise. The exhibition "Scheintot - Über die Ungewissheit des Todes und die Angst, lebendig buried" shows how doctors and scientists sought to redefine the boundary between life and death. They carried out bizarre experiments with electricity and built mechanical rescue equipment for graves and coffins. In specially built morgues, people waited for signs of life from those who had been laid up until putrefaction brought security over death.
The Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation has contracted the Guiding Group, itour city Guide GmbH, for the rental of its multimedia guides and the development of a hybrid app for iOS and Android with an associated content management system (CMS).
In both memorials, a total of around 300 devices will be made available to visitors. Technical provision and maintenance will also be provided.
In addition, a CMS was developed into which the previous contents of the existing multimedia guides are transferred. These can be accessed via the loan devices as well as via a hybrid app.
Since the beginning of 2018, the contents of the new permanent exhibition in the former chamber building have also been made available digitally in several languages via the app and the loan devices in addition to the previous contents on the camp site. Later extensions provide for the development of apps for educational work as a pilot function in the area and exhibition on individual topics, or the possibility of creating route books with photo, video and text input using the app.
The Hybrid App
Multimedia - and Audio tour in German, English, French, Spanish and Russian.