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.”
Previous In Focus Features
Audience Development: Putting visitors at the heart of the museum
Digitising Collections – breaking through the museum walls and opening up collections to the world
Professional Development in the Cultural Sector: Finding new ways to develop a skilled and diverse workforce
Technology in Museums: making the latest advances work for our cultural institutions
Income generation: developing cultural enterprises in museums and heritage attractions
Accessibility in museums: creating a barrier-free cultural landscape
Temporary and Touring Exhibitions: Reaching out to new audiences
Packing and transporting museum collections – how to get it right
In Focus: collections management – connecting objects and people
The balancing act of designing permanent exhibitions
Valuing, insuring and securing collections
3D Printing – re-making the museum