On Sunday, 9th November 2021, the special exhibition "90 Years of the Studio House" opened at the Ernst Barlach Foundation (Heidberg 15, Ausstellungsforum/ Grafikkabinett, Güstrow). In addition to a retrospective of Barlach's studio house, the special exhibition also shows the students' ideas for the future permanent exhibition of the Ernst Barlach Foundation. Based on these ideas, a new design concept was developed, which is being implemented as part of the renovation work currently taking place in the studio house.
Since the beginning of 2019, students of interior design and communication design and media from the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences have been producing designs for the redesign of the future permanent exhibition of the Ernst Barlach Foundation, including space, colour design, furniture and communication. The project was supervised by professors Hanka Polkehn, Gunda Förster and Achim Hack. The reopening of the permanent exhibition is planned for spring 2022.
Prof. Achim Hack and Prof. Hanka Polkehn as well as student Charlotte Ruchhöft (Communication Design and Media) and the already working graduates Luise Nitschke and Nele Clausen (both Interior Design Master) came to the opening of the special exhibition. Dr Magdalena Schulz-Ohm (Curator and Managing Director of the Ernst Barlach Foundation), Dr Ramona Dornbusch (State Conservator of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), Prof. Achim Hack (Faculty of Architecture and Design at Hochschule Wismar) and Iris Brüdgam (Güstrow City Museum) introduced the opening guests to the topic in the order named. The special exhibition is scheduled to run until Sunday, 27th February 2022.