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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
UoB Design Archives

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 5: Race

Panel 5: Race and exhibition design

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

Emily Mazzola (University of Pittsburgh, US)
Exhibition design and the politics of identity in the First Ladies Hall of the United States National Museum

How do you represent the body of a woman who also represents a nation? When Cassie Mason Myers Julian James and Rose Gouverneur Hoes established the First Ladies Hall of the United States National Museum in 1912, designing mannequins that would honor the presidency, the country, and the women of the White House was their greatest aesthetic and conceptual challenge.. more…

Patricio del Real (Harvard University, US)
Staging Brasilidade at MoMA

The exhibition “Brazil Builds” is credited with launching the international celebration of Brazil’s modern architecture and the culture of brasilidade. Staged at the Museum of Modern Art in 1943, this groundbreaking show was a collaborative affair that brought together diverse actors and institutions in the United States and Brazil at a critical moment during the Second World War. more…

Jacklyn Lacey (American Museum of Natural History, US)
Putting Joseph Towles’ name in the credit line: institutional racism at the American Museum of Natural History

When the Hall of Man in Africa (now the Hall of African Peoples) opened at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 1968, it was highly acclaimed. Critics and audiences hailed its efforts to tell African histories removed from the leering gaze of Eurocentric racial hierarchies. more…

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