Trajan Market Museum Exhibit Design

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  • Trajan Market Museum

Six teams—each with students from graphic design, industrial design and interior design—created unique design concepts for a museum exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death in 1821 for the Trajan Market Museum in Rome. The graphics demonstrate how the branding and exhibit graphics engage the audience to interweave Napoleon’s life narrative with the display of related Roman antiquities. The lifework in the design throughout represents the varied topography of Rome, the incomplete realization of Napoleon’s vision, and the excavations Napoleon was responsible for that unearthed many of the antiquities displayed in today’s museums.

Design & Execution

The interdisciplinary design studio class in which the design proposals were created was broken into three main phases to help students develop their proposals, but executed in a manner as to allow individual teams to take ownership of the project.

Three team instructors, representative of the student’s home departments, mentored project concepts through these phases that also included a site visit to Rome. Additional local precedent visits to different states, and professional office and design studio visits to experience authentic project process scenarios were planned but did not occur due to the 2020 pandemic. Each team developed their own overarching concept, narrative, identity, graphics and dimensional mock-ups of their spaces.

Contoured Napoleon head with hidden graphics

Exhibit Rendering- Banksy Art

Interactive Exhibit – Screen 1

Interactive Exhibit – Screen 2

Exhibit Rendering – Temporary with permanent collection

Trajan Market Museum – Entrance

Museum gift store designs

Slideshow

Trajan Market Museum Exhibit Design

Exhibit Rendering – Central Garden

Contoured Napoleon head with hidden graphics

Exhibit Rendering- Banksy Art

Interactive Exhibit – Screen 1

Interactive Exhibit – Screen 2

Exhibit Rendering – Temporary with permanent collection

Trajan Market Museum – Entrance

Museum gift store designs