is a natural history exhibition
MUSEOGRAPHY [ 2009-2010 ]
Collaborative work and research
Concept and design development
École National Supérieure de Création Industrielle
MNHN -Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle / Paris, France
Under the direction of french designer François Azambourg, at ENSCI-Les Ateliers / Formes et Metiers workshop, we developed this museography project in collaboration with the Paleobotanics Gallery scientists.
Entering the gallery through a dark empty foyer, the visitors follow the life of carbon as the exhibition unfolds, from its nebula manifestation in outer space, to its introduction and stabilization in Earth's atmosphere. A wonderful collection of fossils, rocks and meteors help explain the role of this chemical element in evolution up to its use in today's industry.
The design of the exhibition involved the development from the space distribution, the setting of the collection, the information depth and reading route, furniture, graphics, lighting, colour, interaction and other elements.