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Exhibition Design – finding innovative ways to bring collections and audiences together

By Adrian Murphy

Exhibition design and fit-out is crucial for all museums to showcasing their collections and attracting audiences new and old. From small budget exhibitions to entire gallery fit-outs, choosing the right balance of interpretation can be the difference to a successful show

Here we present six case studies from museums and museum providers including the groundbreaking ColliderCase that has just been launched by Virtual Case Systems, which has been specifically designed for museums and presents hologram-like text, animations, illustrations and video inside the display case.

As well as this we go behind the scenes of a touring exhibition, get an understanding of video installation in a 13th century cathedral, look at how to interpret a National Trust property and get an understanding of the principles of good design with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Enterprise exhibition in Washington DC.

“Good exhibition design,” says hsd director and designer Jan Faulkner. “Clearly communicates a subject or idea to audiences. Today audiences expect a seamless integration of digital media across all platforms – so projects succeed when this is achieved and also stand the test of time.”