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Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Science and technology exhibition, Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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Mural in the Furnished Room, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Sketch of exhibition layout,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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Tea Bar, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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Construction of exhibition space,
Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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President Ford, Robert Staples, and Barbara Fahs Charles
with model of the "Levitating White House," for the Ford Museum, 1980
Staples & Charles

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Sketch of Australia section,
Commonwealth Institute, London, c. 1961
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Fashions Hall, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Gallery view of The Senster,
Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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Installation view, Photography and the City,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968
Staples & Charles

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Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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Inspiration

 

Matt Isble
 Matt Isble
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Just a quick "lightning" topic for the group. Where do you go for inspiration when designing an exhibit? Let's list out a bunch of them here for everyone to see. It start off:

Pinterest (sorry to say it's true) - a quick reference guide, a way to start absorbing the color palates and forms

SEDG.org - Powerhouse of information

POW ( https://www.orselli.net) - a great personal take on museum exhibitory

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Claire Wintle
 Claire Wintle
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Hi Matt, I've been researching the sources that inspired mid-twentieth-century exhibition makers and thought you might be tickled to see this sketchbook from a curator at Leeds Museum in the UK from the 1960s. In this page, musing on the British Museum's 1965 'Henry Christy: A Pioneer of Anthropology’ exhibition, he was struck by the use of gold hessian (!) but not so keen on the large white boards that the BM's first professional exhibition designer had used. Visiting other museums and processing that experience by writing and drawing obviously worked for him!

I'm really interested in practice of sketching as thinking anyway, and wondered what role sketching plays today in design practice, for you and others.

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WE Nicholson, 'Display' sketchbook, 1965, (C) Leeds Museums


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Jona Piehl
 Jona Piehl
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… on this note, I loved Michelle Elligott's "René d’Harnoncourt and the Art of Installation" (2018) -- really fantastic sketches from the development of d’Harnoncourt's exhibitions at the MoMA, wonderful content maps especially, and great insight into the process of thinking through sketching!

 

 


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Matt Isble
 Matt Isble
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@jona This looks like a cool read. Thanks.

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Matt Isble
 Matt Isble
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@claire-w I LOVE this kind of stuff! Beautiful! We stretch all the time here. It's the best way to get out very early iterations. Most of us here are visual people so it helps make a thought more concrete for us. Paper, white board, side of a box, whatever....

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Lyndsey Clark
 Lyndsey Clark
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I hope nobody minds me posting a link to one of my own blog posts? It just answers exactly the question you ask and is one of the techniques I've only honed more recently through listening to and absorbing the ideas of people who practice 'vision boarding'. For me the visualisation is in my head and it's around what people are doing not what things look like but I explain it here: https://www.ltclark.co.uk/how-to-connect-with-museum-visitors-1/


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Matt Isble
 Matt Isble
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@lyndseyc Thanks Lindsey, that's another way to take it. I'll take inspiration where I can get it. Are you enjoying the conference thus far?

Cheers,

Matt


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Lyndsey Clark
 Lyndsey Clark
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Hi @mattisble I am enjoying it yes - but i'm only managing about 60-90mins a day so will take me a while to get through all the amazing content! So many great speakers!!!


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Matt Isble
 Matt Isble
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Maybe, maybe not. It is a fun read though. I just came across these in a pile of stuff from my predecessor. One, still in it's original plastic wrapping.  OOooooo, premium collectors item. Not really.

 

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