In the organizer's words:

With the multimedia project space DAS IST LEDER! From A to Z, the German Leather Museum invites visitors to familiarize themselves with leather, a material that is thousands of years old.

With its material-related collection profile, the German Leather Museum is a unique museum in the world. The variety of leather, related and alternative materials and their special feel can be experienced individually in the innovative project space.

Under the motto 'Touching allowed!', various hands-on stations invite visitors to discover and feel the different materials. In the form of a leather alphabet from A for antelope parchment to Z for goatskin, exhibits from all areas of the German Leather Museum's collection are presented together with the leather used in each case. Further tactile examples of cowhide, bullfrog or sharkskin, for example, as well as vegan and recyclable materials such as tinder fungus or Piñatex® (pineapple fibers) can be used at media tables to obtain information on the respective materials and their special features. In addition to the various materials, different design techniques and leather processing professions are also presented and topics such as species protection or environmental and sustainability aspects are addressed.

Seven short films produced by the German Leather Museum complement the comprehensive overview exhibition on leather as a material and offer exciting insights into the craft and production of a region that has been shaped by the leather industry like no other. In the film portraits, former and current players in leather processing companies in the city and district of Offenbach talk about tradition, production processes and fashions.

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Deutsches Ledermuseum Frankfurter Straße 86 63067 Offenbach am Main

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