A metaphor approach to exhibition design

Tandi Camilla Agrell


The purpose of my work is to liberate the expressive potential of the cultural-historical exhibition by introducing a method where the subject of the exhibition and the sensual material are shaped into a sensual- conceptual expression. Today’s most common model of the exhibition, the juxtaposition of artefact and text, is only one way of presenting a subject and it is not a very rich way of doing so. I would like to see the production of exhibitions as an experimental work with a greater exchange between the perspectives of the museum scholars and the designer. A common starting point for the continued work is required, for the understanding as well as the rendering of the subject. The metaphor constitutes such a possible starting point and the metaphorical approach thereby offers a new position for the co-operation between the designer and the museum scholar.

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