TEAM: Wan Chien Lin, Shih Hsueh Wang, Taiwan
Representing artifacts by inducing individual experience
A museum should enable people to have individual sensory experience, not just educate or entertain the visitors.
Most museums of artifacts are used to displaying the objects by telling visitors the “facts”, which had been investigated by the so-called experts. The core idea of showing artifacts is supposed to induce visitors’ interest and to connect the relation among the museum, the object, and the visitor, and eventually to create the experience of interaction.
In order to approach that, we see souvenir as a medium that not only representing the original artifact but offering the visitor who brings it back a continued experience.
The souvenirs that are able to approach the effect may be designed by rearranging the scale, proportion, or material of the original artifacts while the appearance must be kept almost the same.
Besides, the variety of functions of souvenirs are defined based on the artifacts.
By setting a narrow and long table placed a lot of souvenirs in the museum, we hope people can have a new and individual experience among the artifacts and the museum.