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The Construction Of Scale In Museum Exhibition Design: Negotiating Context And Narrative With Object Display, Jillian S. Noble Jan 2007

The Construction Of Scale In Museum Exhibition Design: Negotiating Context And Narrative With Object Display, Jillian S. Noble

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Historical museums take large-scale events and attempt to recreate them within the spatial confines of the museum space. This shift from the large-scale event to the small-scale display is enacted in order to present a history to the public for educational and preservation purposes. This construction of scale, while necessary, is not without consequences. It is important for exhibit designers to acknowledge and understand how their decisions about scale influence the interpretation of the narrative. This study examined the exhibit designer's role in the construction of scale, and the decisions made by them as they construct narrative space. A ...