British Galleries 2002

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British Galleries 2002

  1. 1. UK Museum Crawl 2002 J. Jensen
  2. 2. UK Museum Crawl 2002
  3. 3. Mission UK Museum Crawl 2002 The Galleries display the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world. (BTW - The V&A is the greatest museum of applied and decorative arts in the world.) According to them…
  4. 4. The V & A UK Museum Crawl 2002
  5. 5. The V & A UK Museum Crawl 2002
  6. 6. Map UK Museum Crawl 2002 The V&A is very big and confusing
  7. 7. Cool Britannia UK Museum Crawl 2002 This exhibit is quite possibly the most outstanding I have seen, ever •Incredible exhibit design (form, layout, colour, fabrication) •Very simple and clever interactives •Appealed to families with children under 12 •Only art/dec arts museum I have ever heard people squealing with glee!
  8. 8. Exhibit Plan UK Museum Crawl 2002 The galleries are HUGE!!!!!!!!!! Enter here
  9. 9. Exhibit Plan UK Museum Crawl 2002 Did I mention they were HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????? Exit here
  10. 10. Succinct Intro Panel UK Museum Crawl 2002
  11. 11. Basic Entry Too UK Museum Crawl 2002
  12. 12. Orientation Panel/Map UK Museum Crawl 2002 But it is behind you as you walk in...
  13. 13. Four Themes UK Museum Crawl 2002 •Style •Who Led Taste? •Fashionable Living •What Was New? I think these are lost on visitors - most miss panel
  14. 14. Dates in Floor UK Museum Crawl 2002 This was a nice touch - floors are often forgotten!
  15. 15. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 It was a little dark in the first few rooms
  16. 16. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 Nice vistas throughout
  17. 17. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  18. 18. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  19. 19. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  20. 20. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 This was pretty much the Chippendale exhibit...
  21. 21. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  22. 22. Exhibit Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  23. 23. Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002 Nice variation of “floors” - often forgotten
  24. 24. Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002
  25. 25. Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002
  26. 26. Floor Treatments UK Museum Crawl 2002
  27. 27. UK Museum Crawl 2002 And Ceilings Treatments! Cantilevered ceilings add to atmosphere throughout
  28. 28. Typical Display UK Museum Crawl 2002 Lush combination of artifacts - not segregated
  29. 29. “See Thru” Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002 Openings from space to space are nice too
  30. 30. “See Thru” Spaces UK Museum Crawl 2002
  31. 31. Benches UK Museum Crawl 2002 Found throughout, with pockets for text books
  32. 32. Benches UK Museum Crawl 2002 Stashes of stools throughout space •Carry around •Put on hook when done
  33. 33. Retractable Flashlights UK Museum Crawl 2002 Provided in dark areas as needed - can’t steal ‘em!
  34. 34. Retractable Flashlights UK Museum Crawl 2002 Socket detail
  35. 35. Text Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 These big panels are standard •note simple design… •It does rather blather on and on though •There were lots of these throughout
  36. 36. Text Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Object Label - nice and spare (only 3000 of them…)
  37. 37. Supplemental Text UK Museum Crawl 2002 Large print and full text •Apparently the labels don’t have all the info •Found throughout space
  38. 38. ADA Accessibility UK Museum Crawl 2002 Several of these engraved plates to be touched
  39. 39. Internal Wayfinding UK Museum Crawl 2002 Side galleries indicated (and keyed to maps)
  40. 40. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 There was stuff to mess with integrated everywhere!
  41. 41. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Touchable carving
  42. 42. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Yellow panels are pullouts with Braille
  43. 43. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Touchable veneers
  44. 44. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Another touchable carving
  45. 45. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 More touchable objects
  46. 46. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Progressive stitch work completion and magnifier
  47. 47. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 A variety of ceramic samples, all tethered
  48. 48. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Detail
  49. 49. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Touchable bed construction details and fabric
  50. 50. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Details (note Braille panels)
  51. 51. Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 Fully manipulable, with tagged questions
  52. 52. Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 You can take the drawers out!
  53. 53. Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 And spin it around!
  54. 54. Chest of Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 Question and answer tags
  55. 55. Interactives up the Wazoo UK Museum Crawl 2002 Use UV light to see what has been replaced/repaired on figures
  56. 56. Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Used throughout, will NEVER wear out (note finger lip)
  57. 57. Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Hinge and bend detail
  58. 58. Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Also multipage “books”
  59. 59. Metal Flip Panels UK Museum Crawl 2002 Also integrated in this orientation •This one deals with original value
  60. 60. Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 First page IDs object
  61. 61. Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 Next - question and clue (note colour change)
  62. 62. Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 And then an answer
  63. 63. Flip Panel - Object in Detail UK Museum Crawl 2002 Several more pages - last on Ids object fully
  64. 64. Books UK Museum Crawl 2002 Plastic pages with heavy duty plastic “binding”
  65. 65. Books UK Museum Crawl 2002 These will last forever too •Each page screwed into round “rotator” •All mounted on a shaft •Arranged to avoid pages binding
  66. 66. Drawing Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 Open •Good way of displaying multiple flat items •Could work for comics...
  67. 67. Drawing Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 As integrated into a display
  68. 68. Drawing Drawers UK Museum Crawl 2002 Upright orientation
  69. 69. Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Write down thoughts about what you collect!
  70. 70. Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Staff edits for the best ones (laminated)
  71. 71. Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Write about an important object of yours
  72. 72. Visitor Input UK Museum Crawl 2002 Visitors enlargements laminated and displayed
  73. 73. Study Areas UK Museum Crawl 2002 2 (one each floor) in corner spaces
  74. 74. Study Areas UK Museum Crawl 2002 Computers with all content, books, printers
  75. 75. Study Room UK Museum Crawl 2002 Bookcase and comfy chairs
  76. 76. Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 In galleries and Discovery Rooms (attract loop)
  77. 77. Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Main screen
  78. 78. Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Period screen
  79. 79. Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Object Screen
  80. 80. Digital Media UK Museum Crawl 2002 Explore a single painting in detail
  81. 81. Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Very well done - and no audio!
  82. 82. Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Another intro screen - about attribution
  83. 83. Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Standard unit •Found throughout space
  84. 84. Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Another overall •As unit appears in context
  85. 85. Video UK Museum Crawl 2002 Unit adapted to a tight space
  86. 86. Audio UK Museum Crawl 2002 The one failure - all but one unit was dead!
  87. 87. Audio UK Museum Crawl 2002 This was the only working audio (and for DMK too!)
  88. 88. Audio UK Museum Crawl 2002 Was also broken in benches...
  89. 89. Discovery Rooms UK Museum Crawl 2002 3 found within space •Many activities grouped together •Dress up •Computers •Hands On •“Pick a Box” •“What is it?”
  90. 90. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 First found behind armour in this view
  91. 91. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Overall views •Note see thru vista at armour
  92. 92. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 What is it? case
  93. 93. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Open doors and mirrors reveal answers (very clever)
  94. 94. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Dress up activity (note hat solution - acrylic!)
  95. 95. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Gauntlet •Matches armour •Put your hand in it •Note thru vista here too
  96. 96. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Build a chair! •Just like Ikea...
  97. 97. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Parts stow away nicely (and people do so!)
  98. 98. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Weaving interactive •Aimable light on post
  99. 99. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Write a saga - staff collect, edit, laminate, display
  100. 100. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Activity Boxes •Each room has a stack of these •Each small activity different •Could work in our history kits
  101. 101. Discovery Room 1 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Activity Boxes •Each includes materials and instructions
  102. 102. Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Overall view - with computers and “What is It?”
  103. 103. Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Build a Chippendale chair
  104. 104. Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Make a frame •Magnetic components
  105. 105. Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Tie a cravat
  106. 106. Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 More dress-up •Note hook to hang up cravat
  107. 107. Discovery Room 2 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Pick-a-Box •Additional small activities tucked into boxes •Workspace to use them
  108. 108. Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Build your own version of the Crystal Palace
  109. 109. Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002
  110. 110. Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002
  111. 111. Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002 Create a bookplate - print or email it!
  112. 112. Discovery Room 3 UK Museum Crawl 2002 See what I made? •Email broke later in the day though… •Diane was very disappointed
  113. 113. Period Rooms UK Museum Crawl 2002 Cutout figure, not mannequin
  114. 114. Period Rooms UK Museum Crawl 2002 Repro chairs match artifacts - you can sit in them!
  115. 115. Period Room UK Museum Crawl 2002 Showing patch before restoration •Also interesting book with details of process
  116. 116. “Period Rooms” UK Museum Crawl 2002 Exposed construction details
  117. 117. Objects Displayed Open UK Museum Crawl 2002 Objects that open are shown open (in places)
  118. 118. Objects Displayed Open UK Museum Crawl 2002 Unobtrusive acrylic bracket on wall
  119. 119. Other Display Ideas UK Museum Crawl 2002 Clothing as in a closet
  120. 120. Mannequins UK Museum Crawl 2002 Very abstract and effective
  121. 121. Other Display Ideas UK Museum Crawl 2002 What makes this chair a fake?
  122. 122. Light Sensitive Cabinet UK Museum Crawl 2002 Only one of these •Open up doors •Push button to turn light on •Lights goes off when doors shut •Never seen something this slick!
  123. 123. Models UK Museum Crawl 2002 Depicted actual structures and interior layout

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