On Kurt Masur’s 85th birth­day in 2012, an extens­ive trav­el­ing exhib­i­tion on the life and work of the con­duct­or was cre­ated which could also be seen in the foy­er of the Gewand­haus. With the estab­lish­ment of the Inter­na­tion­al Kurt Mas­ur Insti­tute in the Mendels­sohn House in 2016, this exhib­i­tion became the basis for an extens­ive media exhib­i­tion in the institute’s rooms. The exhib­i­tion traces Masur’s life and con­duct­ing – from his child­hood days in Brzeg (Silesia) to his last stops in New York, Lon­don and Par­is. A video sta­tion also allows vis­it­ors to exper­i­ence Mas­ur audi­ovisu­ally and presents film record­ings of both con­certs and doc­u­ment­ar­ies. Since Feb­ru­ary 2020, an audio guide in Eng­lish, French, Span­ish and Japan­ese has been guid­ing inter­na­tion­al tour­ists through the exhib­i­tion.

The Kurt Mas­ur Archive presents selec­ted objects from Masur’s estate in a sep­ar­ate room. Among them dona­tions, cer­ti­fic­ates, study scores, posters that give a closer look at the work of the conductor.