Professor Jeremy Aynsley, University of Brighton, in association with the College of Arts and Humanities Research Week.
The Bauhaus Master houses in Dessau (1925-1926) and the Haus am Horn in Weimar (1923) have complex exhibition histories. Together, they offer fascinating case studies of changing priorities in the conservation, interpretation and display of architects’ and designers’ houses and domestic interiors. This paper traces some of the stages in the houses’ curatorial development. It will question what kind of object is constructed for display and how various narratives of aesthetic ideals, design principles and social-historical document are balanced.