VON DER ROLLE (FROM THE ROLL)
KLOPAPIERGESCHICHTEN (TOILET PAPER STORIES)
Accompany us to the toilet! In the exhibition room with its white tiled walls and a lot of ”loo graffiti” the visitor learns something of the history of the “smallest room”, the attitude towards hygiene, the connection to the canalisation system and some unspeakable things about the loo. A chamber pot disguised as an armchair, an English water-closet dating from around 1900, room closets with and without a water flush right up to the modern high-tech “bottom shower” illustrate how the toilet has changed.
1.3.2020 – 5.9.2021, Alte Dombach Paper Mill, Bergisch Gladbach
In the permanent exhibition visitors learn how paper was arduously made by hand in the past. They experience the mill wheel powering the rumbling rag beaters and make a sheet of paper from the vat for themselves. They can follow how a strip of paper is made mechanically on a small paper machine.