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Knights and Castles looking good in Bonn

Knights and Castles in Bonn

Knights and Castles, our traveling exhibition that gives a bright look at the dark ages, has arrived in its second location, LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn in Germany. First location was Museon in The Hague, third will be Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen. After that it will continue on its tour through Europe, and by doing so, it symbolically links the life of people in today’s Europe to their shared medieval history.

Medieval characters, contemporary look

Through contemporary photography using real people, an unusual colour palette and modern furniture design, the exhibition connects with the world of today in a fresh, bright and modern way. Seven characters, each with a contemporary look, invite you to experience the Middle Ages. You can experience medieval court dancing through an interactive Kinect application, compose your own medieval music with digital means and practice your jousting skills in a 3D rendered environment.

New perspective on dynamic period

The exhibition moves away from the dark and gloomy image of the Middle Ages. It shows that people’s lives back then were actually quite similar to how we are experiencing life in the 21st century. They too wanted to have a good life and enjoy themselves. The exhibition also reveals that the Middle Ages were by no means only the backdrop of brave knights and beautiful maidens. It was actually a time of great inventions and discoveries, with major impact on science, culture, Christian values, the administrative organisation and the boundaries of today’s Europe. And even though this period is far away behind us, its remains and inventions still matter to our daily existence. The exhibition Knights and Castles has been produced and co-funded by Bruns. The innovative interactive media were produced by YiPP.


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NorthernLight Design

NorthernLight Design conceives, designs, builds and installs exhibitions for a wide variety of exhibitors. Clients include museums, children museums, science centres, expos, private companies and urban entertainment developers. We provide turn-key results, specialising in taking a project from first concept to production and installation. Action and interaction are central to our approach.