New permanent exhibition 
Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish history and present in Germany

On more than 3,600 square meters, the new permanent exhibition shows the history of Jews in Germany from the Middle Ages to the present with new focal points and new scenography. Daniel Libeskind's architecture can be experienced in a new way and allows characteristic "Libeskind moments" such as the unusual window pictures or the empty spaces of the Voids to stand out impressively.

The tour through the exhibition alternates between historical epochs and insights into Jewish themes beyond geographical and temporal boundaries. Exhibition themes were designed as strong spaces conveying the different contents and attitudes. 

In addition to the presentation of over 1000 original objects, a variety of audiovisual media, virtual reality, art installations, interactive games and hands-on stations were designed. The exhibition architecture adapts the materials of the Libeskind building in a variety of ways, creating a new experiential interplay between it and the exhibition.

The New Permanent Exhibition has been re-opened to the public since August 2020

Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin

Scenography, exhibition design, exhibition architecture:
ARGE chezweitz GmbH I Hella Rolfes Architekten BDA,
Dr. Sonja Beeck, Detlef Weitz, Hella Rolfes 

Team Hella Rolfes Architekten BDA:
Hella Rolfes (Leitung Gesamtprojekt)
Joachim Kleine Allekotte (Projektleitung), Brigitte Fischer, Gesa Gerstenberger, Andrea Kubinszky, Laura Maasry,  Anna Schedler,   

Team chezweitz: 
Detlef Weitz, (Gesamtszenografie), Morten Ohlsen (Projektleitung), Sonja Beeck, Johannes Bögle, Danielle Gringmuth, Hans Hagemeister, Elena Lee, Jana Mateijka, Wenke Merkel, Lena Schmidt, Jan Stauf, Jaroslav Toussaint, Katerina Vraga, Leila Weber, Tanja Wehking, Lars Weitemeier, Janina Zimmermann

Lighting Design Team: 
Urs Schreiner and Sascha Homburg (Envue Homburg Licht GmbH),
Fanny Perineau, Martina Tillemann

Audio visual media: 
Framegrabber Medien GmbH
Timo Mugele, Gerald Engler, Sebastian Rau, Edin Rodjakovic

Further planners and experts
Electrical engineering: Planning office M. Fabis
Air conditioning: Klimakonzept Ingenieurgesellschaft bR, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Fitzner
Structural engineering: GSE Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbH Saar, Enseleit und Partner
Fire protection: HHP West Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
Lighting control: Johnson Controls Systems & Service GmbH
Building climatology: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning Löber, Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Meinhold
Acoustics: Müller BBM GmbH
3D model of the exhibition floors: Scan3D Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH
Expert for the painting and varnishing trade: Walter Felder

Material testis für conservation concerns: 
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
Rathgen Research Laboratory

Executing companies:

Showcases and exhibition construction
Schreinerei Langner 
Nüssli (Switzerland) AG 
Prismenvitrine: Bayer Glasbau GmbH 
with Harald Müller Metall Sonderfertigung GmbH and Artis GmbH

Special constructions 
Wall and object design: Atelier Burkhard Witzmann
Metal construction work: Artex Museum Services GmbH 
SC wood and metal, Klangraum und Gebot und Gebet: Blank GmbH 
Steel/glass construction work, Bildraum und Steg: flz - Stahl- und Metallbau Lauterbach GmbH
SC wood and metal, Kino und Debattenraum: Nüssli (Schweiz) AG 
SC wood and metal, Schabbatraum: Schreinerei Langner 
Metal construction work: Tomkin, Event & Service GmbH
Seating elements: Unique Factory
Rühling Shop + Object

Graphic production
Graphic exhibits: Eicher Werkstätten GmbH &Co. KG
Printing exhibition label: PIGMENTPOL Sachsen GmbH
Reproductions: Pixel Grain GmbH Laboratory
Typesetting exhibition label: Darius Samek

Lighting / Special constructions Light
Ilm-neon GmbH
mawa design. Licht- und Wohnideen GmbH 
Object lighting Berlin / Hansen GmbH 

Media technology
AVE Audio Visual Equipment

Exhibit setup / Object Mounting
Fißler & colleagues GmbH

Various construction work: 
Hollow floors and floor coverings: BARiT Kunstharz - Belagstechnik GmbH 
Carpeting: Berliner Ausbau GmbH
Conversion of fire protection gate: Hodapp GmbH & Co. KG
Plasterboard work: Thomas Lutter Bauausführungen GmbH
Painting work: Marotzke Malerbetrieb GmbH, Lazar Malermeister GmbH
Electrical work: Ritter Starkstromtechnik Berlin GmbH & Co. KG
Window foiling: Rudolph Folientechnik GmbH
Floor renovation: Steinveredelung Finsterwalde GmbH
Plastering work: Vesta Baugeschäft GmbH

Planning and realization
2016 – 2020  

Scope of Services
LPH. 2 - 9, §34 HOAI 2013

Area permanent exhibition
3.600 sqm 

Daniele Ansidei
Roman März
Yves Sucksdorff

Full imprint JMB