Exhibition opening on 29 September 2023
Wicked wolves, innocent children, villainous robbers and envious stepmothers – the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm offer many opportunities to reflect on right and wrong, good and evil. This is the background of this new temporary exhibition, which is searching for evidence in fairy tales and law.
The exhibition examines the question in three chapters. First, a
fairy tale world is waiting for the visitors in which not everything is
as clear-cut as it seems at first glance. Then the exhibition introduces
the Brothers Grimm as jurists and searches for tracks in their
lifetime. And finally, the show takes a look at the present and asks
about the relationship between law and justice.
Many hands-on stations invite visitors to become playfully active, to change their perspectives and to take sides. In addition, the exhibition shows original historical exhibits from numerous institutions and museums. An augmented reality app and a quiz trail for children also ensure that researchers, whether grown-ups or youngsters, find something to suit them.
The visit of the exhibition is recommended for children from 12 years, but the first part of the exhibition with fairy tale focus is suitable for younger children.
Learn more with our events and public guided tours (in German) around the special exhibition:
The exhibition is sponsored by the city of Kassel and the administrative district of Kassel.
The app for the exhibition is supported by the cdw Foundation and ALG (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Literarischer Gesellschaften und Gedenkstätten e.V.).
»The Rumpelstiltskin File. Looking for clues in fairy tales and law.«
Managing Director | Programme Director GRIMMWELT Kassel:
Exhibition conception GRIMMWELT Kassel:
Ute Lilly Mohnberg, Claudia Rücker, Johannes Ickler, Claudia Roßkopf
Design | scenography:
Graphic design | exhibition motif:
Press | public relations | marketing:
Stefanie Büscher, Christine Großberndt, Johannes Ickler, Lina Schmidt, Timo Vogt
Technical set-up | lighting | media technology:
Rolf Tonhäuser, Sophie Hilbert, Armin Jakob, Ralf Mahr, Weingart & Marth
Art handling | conservational care:
Grimm Collection of the City of Kassel maintenance:
Annekatrin Hanf, Marie-Louise Lange, Daniel Rothen
App for the exhibition: