Inhaltsangabe zu "The Changing Face of Science and Technology in the Ehrensaal of the Deutsches Museum, 1903–1955"
technology. The museum founders intended it to perform an ideological
yet apolitical function, a contra-diction that the present study examines through archival material from the
museum’s first half-century. Initially the Ehrensaal was meant to parallel and strengthen the museum’s argument
that scientists and engineers were just as creative and worthy of veneration as artists. Attempts to make the Ehrensaal a neutral and artistically stunning space ended with the First World War, and developments outside the museum continually enmeshed the room, changing its contents and meaning.
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