Exhibition Design. Graphic Design. Content Development. Masterplanning. Production and Construction.
A large cabinet of curiosities symbolises humankinds' enduring desire to fly
The Norsk Luftfartsmuseum explores how the development of civilian flight revolutionised Norway by connecting people in remote and isolated regions to the rest of the world. FRD generated all design, multimedia and interactive components via intensive consultation with the museum curatorial team.
The Civil Aviation exhibit highlights the Luftfartsmuseum’s extensive aviation collection, utilising historical footage alongside dramatic lighting and soundscapes which bring the aircraft to life. The Dreams of Flight introductory space features a large ‘wunderkammer’ (cabinet of curiosities) which playfully evokes humankinds’ enduring desire to fly, referencing museums of the past via massed displays of objects with little interpretive context. This playful design response encourages personal reflection and interpretation rather than an educative delivery of content. FRD collaborated with filmmakers Studio McGuire from Bristol, United Kingdom, to produce an evocative film introducing concepts of dream mythology. These contemporary exhibition offerings elicit a strong personal response from visitors to the museum.