‘a journey through time’ exhibition by studio spass tells the story of antwerp city in belgium
 

‘a journey through time’ exhibition by studio spass tells the story of antwerp city in belgium

rotterdam-based studio spass has designed and co-curated the public exhibition ‘a journey through time’ for the MAS museum in antwerp, belgium. the MAS collection consists of some 500,000 objects that tell the story of the city of antwerp and its relationship with the rest of the world.

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the exhibition by studio spass includes an impressive selection of carefully curated photographs depicting the museum’s historic collection items, placed on high contrasting pattern backdrops. the unique black and white patterns that the designers created for each of the eight floors refer to historic soil profile drawings. in this way, the escalators in the museum’s public promenade do not only take visitors up to the panoramic roof, but they also allow them to travel through time, discover and reflect on this history. 

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the museum’s high resolution documentation of the collection items allowed the studio to play with scale in the prints. the big blow ups of some of the tiny exhibits offered new opportunities to make an impact, by highlighting new details and craftsmanship from the past. each floor displays the selected items of a certain time period within history. starting at the oldest museum piece, the bones of the giant antigoon, which are over five million years old, visitors can ‘travel’ through egypt, the mayan civilisation and the scheldt before the year 0. each level reveals more of the history of antwerp, before reaching the most recent collection of the MAS on the 8th floor.

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project info:

 

name: a journey through time
designer: studio spass

 

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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