Permanent Exhibition

On two floors, the permanent exhibition presents exciting exhibits, working models of historic devices and interactive stations. Large film projections invite visitors to explore moving images and experience the fascination of the medium of film.

Over the next two years, our permanent exhibition will be undergoing a series of renovations and upgrades. Stay tuned here for updates.

Camera Obscura

In 2022, we re-positioned our Camera Obscura so that it overlooks the Main River and the Skyline.

Camera Obscura

Cinematic Perception

The first part of the permanent exhibition, located on the second floor of the Museum, focuses on the diverse visual media of the 18th and 19th centuries and the invention of film. On the basis of the prehistory and early history of film, the question of how cinematic perception works and from which traditions it derives is explained. The exhibition is organized around the themes of curiosity, movement, recording, projection, the moving image and cinema.

Floorplan Dauerausstellung 1

Cinematic Storytelling

This section of the exhibition, located on the 2nd floor of the museum, is dedicated to the principles and means of cinematic storytelling, based on the following themes: Image, Sound, Montage and Acting. The core message is that the impact of a movie depends not only on what it shows, but also on how it shows it.

Floorplan Dauerausstellung 2

View of the exhibition