I realise this is not going to become an accepted answer, but I figured I'd dump some information I've accrued that may aid you choose an approach and this is too long for a comment.
I only have rumors to provide regarding SD card volatility. Personally I am just starting out with RPi and cannot provide concrete details or personal experience. But a close friend of mine told me I was most likely going to get frustrated with flash cards getting corrupt. He claim to have several cards die on him. I'd research card volatility if I were in your shoes, or trust other peoples advice. But if a card fries, perhaps it's not the end of the world if you have prepared SD cards to plug back in (the worst that happen is the museum wall is down until someone plugs a new card in). From what I understand, it's safe to read from cards, but writing to cards can cause corruption over time.
From a technical point of view, it should be possible to avoid writing to the SD card and instead write to another persistent medium over USB or network, for example. Unfortunately I don't know how to configure Raspbian or the boot loader for this. The operating system most likely will store memory pages on disk to manage memory, so even if you are not explicity writing to disk, the OS most likely will. With that in mind, configuring the OS to write to another disk (or over network) could be one way to reduce risk of hardware failure.
Another completely different approach could be to setup your PI to be a thin client that doesn't do much on its own and let a server do logic and persistance. In this setup, all your PI does is provide a graphics card, more or less.
As for ondulator, I don't know what that is. I just found hair products when I searched for it.
Unfortunately I have no concrete steps on how to configure an existing operating system to work as described in the above scenarios, but I would be surprised if it wasn't possible. Personally, since I have no commercial pressure, I'll just go with the SD card until I personally experience problems and then consider switching to a setup where I only use the SD card as a ROM bootstrap.
I greatly appreciate if the community downvote + leave comment with constructive criticism if I am providing seriously ill-based information. It's a great way to learn :)