Cabinet of the Unknown
Thursday, 27. July 2017 to Monday, 25. September 2017
Cabinet of the Unknown is a project that pursues the goal to connect the known to the unknown. Taking its title as a cue from Cabinet d’Ignorance of Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden, Cabinet of the Unknown invites its collaborators from Oranienstr. to work on objects that cannot be taxonomified and defined at Museum der Dinge. The objects and the discussions discovered and remained undiscovered will compose the exhibition that will take place in July–September 2017.
The museum shows a large and rarely exhibited collection of design and everyday culture of the 20th and 21st century.
Permanent Collection - Open Storage
Located in a former workshop-building, the museum is organised as "open storage" in which visitors can investigate the museal setup of the collection on about 6,000 square meters.
The "Frankfurt Kitchen" is an important document of cultural history for the transfer of industrial, rationalized work processes to the sphere of the private household. This is a central characteristic of modern architecture and everyday culture in the 1920s.