Design of the permanent and temporary exhibition arrangement in the seat of the Museum of Warsaw
For the needs of the competition, we designed two thematic zones: the space dedicated to Warsaw silver and plates, and a room showing the collections of drawings by Marzyński and Zinserling.
The heart of the former zone is the central table with a tea set, at which the visitor can sit down and travel back in time for a while. The way of displaying these exhibits allows to admire the collection from a very natural perspective – just like the Warsawers who used them on a daily basis saw them.
The presented artefacts are complemented with the solution applied to the wall, which makes it possible to freely change the exhibition and add new objects. The chosen system is based on perforated panels, which allows to arrange the wall in a completely free way, as well as to compose the exhibits inside the standing showcases.
The narrow corridor at the end of the room takes the visitors to the sphere of the sacred, where the collection of church silver is shown.
The room dedicated to architectural drawings has the character of a study. The visitors can examine the details of tracing paper drawings while sitting at lighted drawing tables. The exhibition also spreads onto the walls, where framed drawings are combined with a delicate collage with an adequate theme.
In the central part of the room there is an backlit map of Warsaw, whereon the visitors can spot the buildings from the drawings. The wall with the map covers the window behind it – on the one hand, blocking the direct access to daylight, and on the other hand, inviting to admire the view of the Old Town.