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Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Science and technology exhibition, Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
UoB Design Archives

Mural in the Furnished Room, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

Sketch of exhibition layout,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
UoB Design Archives

Tea Bar, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
UoB Design Archives

Construction of exhibition space,
Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
UoB Design Archives

President Ford, Robert Staples, and Barbara Fahs Charles
with model of the "Levitating White House," for the Ford Museum, 1980
Staples & Charles

Sketch of Australia section,
Commonwealth Institute, London, c. 1961
UoB Design Archives

Fashions Hall, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

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

General view
Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
UoB Design Archives

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Panel 2: Methodologies

Panel 2: Methodologies in exhibition design history

This presentation was available for the period of the conference only
(1-11 September 2020)

Kelvin Chuah (Institute of Education, UCL, UK)
The crit as methodology: re-staging the 1973 ‘Instant Malaysia’ exhibition as intervention

In 1973, the Malaysian government initiated a national exhibition to showcase and soft-sell the country at the Commonwealth Institute in London. ‘Instant Malaysia’ (as the exhibition was known) is an under-researched political agency of the then Malaysian government, with the pavilion becoming a façade for promoting the nation-state. more…

Roberto Gigliotti and Nina Bassoli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Mapping the landscape of architecture exhibitions

The research Architecture in the Age of Display, conducted by Roberto Gigliotti and Nina Bassoli, University of Bozen-Bolzano, with the collaboration of Léa-Catherine Szackza, is devoted to mapping the landscape of architecture exhibitions between 2001 and 2020. more…

Kate Bowell (University of Edinburgh, UK)
A history in labels: the science and technology label collection of National Museums Scotland

Exhibition labels perform multiple roles in museum spaces. Presenting information, contextualizing objects, and acting as institutional voices, labels are often an integral part of exhibition design and the visitor experience. more…

Liya Wizevich (University of Cambridge, UK)
Researching historical changes in exhibition design at the Soviet Union’s state-planned National Exhibition

Challenges in understanding the history of museum exhibitions are compounded in cases within the former USSR by ulterior motives of state planners, lack of documentation, political upheaval, and inaccessible Russian archives. more…

This presentation was available for the period of the conference only
(1-11 September 2020)

Martha Fleming (Independent, UK)
Floppies, trannies, a CAD and the blues: unearthing the traces of late 20th-century exhibition practice

Effecting research into the processes and practices of exhibition creation, production and design in the latter 20th century is a complex activity. ​The range of exhibition archive materials includes slide transparencies, blueprints, physical models, drawings, more…

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