what will the museum of the future be like?
Achieving the invisible museum display showcase or exhibition display vitrine has long been the aspiration or goal of museum designers, architects, curators and showcase manufactures. They all have a shared vision to display and communicate every day items along with extraordinary exhibits in their purest form without restriction or barrier.
From its very nature, once you place a piece of glass or acrylic between the visitor and the exhibit a barrier has been formed and something very special has been lost to the observer or visitor.
I always feel very lucky that through my carrier as a museum exhibition designer I have had the privilege to see, feel (with cotton gloves) and examine documents, paintings or objects that have been in great historical collections without these essential barriers.
However it has also made me very sensitive to how museums, trusts and various organisations start the process of purchasing museum display showcases. What makes the perfect museum display showcase? The answer - see my next blog post ... (coming soon).
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