The fascination of teeming images: A new hands-on exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum

The fascination of teeming images: A new hands-on exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Mar 22, 2022
Stuttgart
  • From 29 March to 24 April 2022 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum: The exhibition “The whole world on one page – International wimmelbooks” by the International Youth Library
  • Interactive tours for groups of children aged 4 and over
  • Discover a host of fascinatingly varied stories in more than 40 pictures: www.mercedes-benz.com/wimmelbuch

Stuttgart. Wimmelbooks, children’s picture books teeming with people, animals and objects, invite them to discover, marvel, search – and to tell their own stories about these diverse worlds. The Mercedes-Benz Museum shows the whole range of this special graphic literature for young readers (which also delights adults) with the exhibition “The whole world on one page – International wimmelbooks”. It can be seen during regular CAMPUS opening hours from 29 March to 24 April 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The show was designed as a travelling exhibition by the International Youth Library in Munich.

Works by Ali Mitgutsch and wimmelbooks from around the world

The exhibition, with more than 40 pictures, also shows motifs by the famous wimmelbook author Ali Mitgutsch, among others. The Munich graphic artist, an important pioneer of the genre, passed away in January 2022 at the age of 86. Also on display are pictures from many international wimmelbooks, e.g. from Japan, Poland, Belgium and Norway. Numerous wimmelbooks are shown in their entirety in the exhibition. This makes it possible to easily understand the narrative principle of successive, diverse scenes in a book.

Free guided tours for children’s groups

For groups of children aged 4 and over – especially from day nurseries and primary schools, all-day childcare centres and after-school childcare facilities – the Museum offers a guided tour of the exhibition free of charge. During the tour, the children explore the teeming details of these miniature worlds and develop their own stories from them. This intuitive and creative approach not only helps to encourage curiosity and the joy of discovery in the young visitors, but also promotes language acquisition.

The guided tours for groups will be offered from 29 March to 13 April 2022 – every Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are also afternoon tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Group tours may be booked by phone on +49 (0) 711 17-30 000 or by email to classic@mercedes-benz.com. Further information on the exhibition is available at www.mercedes-benz.com/wimmelbuch and information on the International Youth Library at www.ijb.de.

Hands-on exhibition “The whole world on one page – International wimmelbooks” by the International Youth Library, at the Mercedes-Benz Museum from 29 March to 24 April 2022. Exhibition poster. The exhibition includes motifs by Ali Mitgutsch, along with wimmelbooks from all over the world. The educational supporting programme includes interactive tours for groups of children from the age of 4. Poster motiv Copyright: Kristin Roskifte/Magikon.
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Hands-on exhibition “The whole world on one page – International wimmelbooks” by the International Youth Library. Photo of the presentation at the Dornbirn public library (Austria) in 2021. The exhibition includes motifs by Ali Mitgutsch, along with wimmelbooks from all over the world. Photo: Copyright Stadtbibliothek Dornbirn.
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