Travelling exhibition since 2015
Colours, like the blue of heaven or the green of meadows, are often taken for granted. Thereby we forget, that we are surrounded by an almost unlimited diversity of colours all the time.
But what is it, that we call colour and how does it arise? Do all people see the same colours? What is metamerism and what is the history of the colour indigo?
In eight subject areas with many interactive exhibits this public science project by the Carl Bosch Museum shows exciting scientific relationships for all ages. We learn, how our brain influences our perception of colour or how cultural differences look like and various stories are to be discovered from cave painting to the newest colour developments.
After the first exhibition stop at the Carl Bosch Museum in Heidelberg (2015/16), the exhibition was on show at the Wilhelm Ostwald Museum in Großbothen near Leipzig (2015/16) and at the Science Center Audioversum in Innsbruck (2017/18). From April until October 2019 it can be visited at the Egerland-Museum in Marktredwitz.
Scientific Team: Sabine König, Jan Dübbers, Knut Völzke, Marion Jourdan, Bianca Flock, Hayo Hauptmann
Leise design team: Knut Völzke, Yamila Sauer, Vicky Corakas, Johannes Ott, Hans Hess, Nick Hoffmann
Purchaser: Carl Bosch Museum, Heidelberg
Date of origin: 2015
Colours can become visible in different ways. The exhibition shows principles of absorption, refraction, scatter and interference. Info graphics, media and hands-on exhibits explain the particularity of the origin of colour.