Museum Designer

Museum Designer

number and type of visuals is up to you; common examples include drawings of
the museum façade, a floor plan, a mock-up of the display area, etc. You should
incorporate these visuals into an image list that contains the image(s) followed by an image caption (with figure number, museum designer, title, date and source—in this case, ‘Provided by designer.’ sufficiently identifies the image source).
For this option, you can design your own museum space. Before doing this you will probably want to familiarize yourself with some typical aspects of museum layout, collection types, presentation styles, etc. If you choose this alternative there must be a serious visual component; this could take the form of a detailed plan of the interior, a drawing of the museum façade (or parts thereof…), interior wall elevations to show the way items are displayed, etc.
Your paper, and the project as a whole, needs to deal with the following five areas:
1. Types of collections included (e.g. European Surrealism, Cubism, etc.)

2. Presentation of collections: Do you want to make interconnections between collections? If so, how would you do this using space, arrangement, etc.? If not, how do you avoid this (using space, etc.)?

3. Display of individual objects

4. Direction of movement through the museum/organization of space; is there an optimal way of moving through the building?

5. Relationship between the exterior of the museum (again, your design) and the interior and how this supports the message you are trying to send through the arrangement, use of space, etc., in the interior. As with Option #2, you can think of this as an ideal scenario—you do not need to restrict yourself to either sites or works of art that are currently on the market.