Whether birthdays, New Year’s Eve or shared after-work hours, alcohol plays an important role in social interaction. But this is not a contemporary phenomenon: Humans have drunk alcoholic beverages for at least the last 10,000 years. At social occasions and where people gather, beer and wine often play a central role. Was alcohol the “glue” that held together the communities of previous cultures? Does it still have that significance for many today? And how does it create community, identity and at the same time social demarcation?
The cultural-historical exhibition “A Heady History – 10,000 years of beer and wine” gets to the bottom of these and other exciting questions, spanning from the Stone Age to the present day.
For the new special exhibition, REIER planned, manufactured and installed five display cases, including freestanding and wall-mounted display cases, six free-standing pedestals made of MDF for exhibit presentation as well as a setting panel.