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Despite their omnipresent nature in our societies and cultures, and although they are at the origin of many of our reactions and emotions, there is no place gathering all the knowledge linked to colours in their plurality. This is the challenge that this project of a Museum of Colours wishes to accomplish.
Colours are universal, interdisciplinary and timeless, coalescing with numerous aspects of our environment: in arts but also sciences, in symboles or in the everydaylife. We will bring the visitors to apprehend the ways that humans perceive, interprete, understand and use colours.
Colours take an essential place in different disciplines, and are also part of the common human patrimony: colours shape our world and its cultures. Thus, this museum speaks to everyone. Dedicated to find a site in a European capital city, its influence and its international calling would attract tourists and partners throughout the world.
Malgré leur nature omniprésente dans nos sociétés et cultures, et bien qu'elles soient à l'origine de nombre de nos réactions et émotions, il n'existe pas de lieu rassemblant les connaissances liées aux couleurs dans leur diversité. C'est le défi que se propose de relever le Musée des Couleurs
Universelles, interdisciplinaires et intemporelles, les couleurs s'immiscent dans de nombreux aspects de notre environnement : dans l’art mais aussi à travers les sciences, les symboles ou la vie quotidienne. Nous amènerons donc les visiteurs à comprendre les manières de percevoir, d’interpréter, de comprendre et d’utiliser les couleurs.
Les couleurs tiennent un rôle essentiel dans différentes disciplines, mais elles font également partie du patrimoine commun aux humains. Ainsi, ce musée a vocation à s'adresser à tous. Son installation dans une capitale européenne, son influence et son rayonnement international attireront les touristes et partenaires à travers le monde.
In collaboration with Flutgraben e.V., the Museum of Colours organises a series of exhibition dedicated to the theme of colour. After holding its pilot exhibition in January and two others in June and November, the Museum will be presenting its fourth exhibition from the 7th to the 22th of April : COLOURS IN (DIS)ORDER.
Each exhibition is divided into three areas. The Colours Lab introduces a parallel between sciences and arts to provide a better understanding of the attributes of colours. The Colours of Berlin studies the diversity of the places and roles colours have in our urban environment. The Colour Room focuses on a specific colour to explore its multiple significations and nuances.In the upcoming exhibition the three spaces will be organised as follows:
Colours to ordinateUsing colours implies to understand how they function regarding one another. For centuries, scientists and artists have been trying to give logical, rational and aesthetic order to colours. Nowadays, various systems such as the Natural Colour System, RAL or Pantone allow the various intermediaries of production processes to have one common reference point.
Functional colours Since the 19th century and the development of the city, Berlin has had to conceive new signaletic elements to make the city readable for its citizens and strollers. Berlin is yellow and orange among others. Using public transportation, sorting waste and finding a service or shop are examples of the many conventions that rely on functional colours. Furthermore, many striking even if temporary colours are to be found in the cityscape, as pink and blue pipes or orange and yellow cranes characterising the construction activities steadily taking place in town.
The Yellow RoomThe Yellow Room will shine everywhere through the exhibition. Yellow is a colour with several meanings. Especially the colour of the sun and the light is yellow as a symbol of youth, spring and life. It is a serene colour associated with keen mind and creativity. As the colour of light and gold, it is also the colour of the charisma and is considered as a warm colour. In Asia, it is the colour of beauty, harmony and the divine. Yellow is known for its different aspects and textures: the translucency of honey, the incomprehensibility of light or the materiality of gold.Thus, yellow is also a colour that can be rated negative, particularly since the Middle Ages, it is commonly connected to deception, adultery or cheating. Since yellow represents a fleeting hue that can simply be "contaminated" by other colours, in the 19th century it was associated with madness and instability.
Exhibits will be as diverse as the colour palette: pieces of art, models, everyday life objects, pictures, colour materials, and more.
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Colourful vibes to you all!
The Museum of Colours Team