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Using Design to Bring Objects Alive for Visitors’ Experience
The Los Angeles Stop for the travelling exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets, and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear. This highly successful exhibition design for the Samurai show at LACMA presents the artwork as they were designed and used in a meaningful procession of ceremony or military affairs. The design team outlined primary goals:
The sense of order and clarity is maintained while the artworks are presented in specifically arranged groups relating to their origins, themes or meanings. Respecting the very light sensitive nature of the entire collection, lighting design is carefully planned for best preservation measures of the works of art, as well as to provide a clear and engaging presentation of the collection.