The construction of scale in museum exhibition design: negotiating context and narrative with object display

dc.contributor.advisor Lisa M. Fontaine
dc.contributor.author Noble, Jillian
dc.contributor.department Art and Design
dc.date 2018-08-22T21:51:19.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:41:16Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2007
dc.date.issued 2007-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>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 conceptual framework was generated to examine these issues, and two assessment tools were devised for designers that help to examine the implications of their design decisions on the constructed meaning and significance of the exhibit. Case studies of two interpretive historical exhibits were then conducted using the newly devised assessment methods.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/15026/
dc.identifier.articleid 16025
dc.identifier.contextkey 7013758
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16163
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/15026
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/68616
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Archival Science
dc.subject.disciplines Art and Design
dc.subject.disciplines Art and Materials Conservation
dc.subject.disciplines History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
dc.subject.disciplines Other Arts and Humanities
dc.subject.keywords Art and design;Graphic design;
dc.title The construction of scale in museum exhibition design: negotiating context and narrative with object display
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts
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