A Special Exhibition Room
Objects for children.
Photo: Patrizia Hamm

The X-D-E-P-O-T is
a special exhibition room
in our museum.

X-D-E-P-O-T is a made-up word.
The X comes from: Experience.
The X-D-E-P-O-T is a special room for objects:

You can simply linger here.
You can discover how different things
are related to each other.
You can also talk about them with other visitors.

Die Neue Sammlung has many objects
from different themes.
For example: sports or ceramics.
But we can only show a few of them in
the large permanent exhibition.

In the X-D-E-P-O-T you can find over 600 objects.
The objects are very different.
They come from different times
and from different countries.

In the exhibition room, there are around
30 themes.
There are showcases for little objects.
And there are shelves for big objects.
These shelves reach up to the ceiling.

Each object in a shelf is assigned to a theme.
The material, shape, colors or
style always match a theme.

All objects that are directly above each other
in the shelf belong to one theme.
So there are different themes,
which are arranged in the shelves
from top to bottom.

All objects in the top of the shelves
belong to one object group.
For example: chairs.
They are arranged from left to right.

The arrangement of the objects should encourage you to make your own thoughts about the objects.

You can get more information about the objects and themes by using the App X-D:

Our Touch Station in the X-D-E-P-O-T

“An inclusive Design Experience”

Experience 17 of the objects in the X-D-E-P-O-T with multiple senses

Two hands explore a red cotton ball.
Touch object for the Vermelha chair from edra.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)


Curated by:

Caroline Fuchs, Petra Hölscher, Angelika Nollert, Rosa Carole Rodeck, Josef Straßer

Architecture: Kuehn Malvezzi
Idea and Concept: Angelika Nollert, Josef Straßer

Supported by:

Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne (main sponsor)

PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V.
DJE Kapital AG
Museumsstiftung zur Förderung der Staatlichen Bayerischen Museen
IKEA Stiftung