The Idea

In 1997, Dresden-based collector Lutz Reike started his collection of teddybears, which has become the largest mobile teddy bear-exhibition in Germany in 2005.

Mr. Reike works in a museum after he got his degree (FH-Diplom) in Museology in 1994.

The history of teddy bears is a German-American story, so the exhibition involves a shared tradition as a central theme.

The exhibition could, as the former German immigrants did, find its way throughout the United States, moving westward from coast to coast.

Furthermore, this mobile exhibition will continue to be available to projects in Germany, Europe and beyond, after it returns from the US.

The special overseas wardrobe trunks protect the valuable objects on transport and play a major role in the exhibition’s design afterwards.