a curious mind

Exhibition Design Tools

In the high tech world today, there are low tech exhibit techniques that still work very well. A visit to the Museum of Natural History in Victoria B.C. led to the discovery of several beautifully crafted, hand-painted dioramas and a few simple, but compelling hands-on exhibit techniques.

BC Museum of Natural History - by sliding viewing scope left and right over objects contained below, the visitor can see a magnified image on the screen facing them. Magnification adjustment is built into the magnifier tube.  Photo: Cia Mooney

BC Museum of Natural History - by sliding viewing scope left and right over objects contained below, the visitor can see a magnified image on the screen facing them. Magnification adjustment is built into the magnifier tube. 

Photo: Cia Mooney

British Columbian artifacts, small tools and tiny species were easily viewable using this technique. Photo: Cia Mooney

British Columbian artifacts, small tools and tiny species were easily viewable using this technique.

Photo: Cia Mooney

Displaying objects in multiples is a good rule in visual "massing" and enlivens story-telling potential. Photo: Cia Mooney  

Displaying objects in multiples is a good rule in visual "massing" and enlivens story-telling potential.

Photo: Cia Mooney

 

Mask display. Photo: Cia Mooney

Mask display.

Photo: Cia Mooney