Museums and New Technology: 2018 Trends

Museums have always engaged with new technology. In the past years, it has become very exciting with museums launching diverse projects, apps, tools, to enhance the visitor’s experience. Let’s have a look at what has shaped the past and at the trends shaping the present. (This list was made based on projects I have experienced and/or researched, they might give an exact picture of the industry) Interactive Exploration Tools As we all know, museums around the world have incredible collections on display but most of the time, some items get lost in the number of things to see. The famous…

Design or Curation?

This is an eternal question that I struggle to answer. When you make an exhibition, the answer seems theoretically obvious: both. It is as much curation as it is design. It is what you display as much as how you display it. However, when you look at who makes exhibitions and how the industry is organized, there are curators on one side and designers on the other. They might collaborate – even though it is not always the case – but are distinct. The question then stays: in practice, is there a choice to make between design and curation? This…

Lady’s Back [Project. moment 0]

Recently, I have been thinking about starting a new personal project. Working as a project manager in an exhibition-design company is fulfilling in a lot of ways but I still feel the need to be creative in my own personal way. I miss experiencing the creative process. Plus, I need a platform to express my thoughts, feelings and impressions. As a starting point, I went back to the videos I made for my master project while studying at London College of Fashion at the end of 2016. One in particular: Lady. I felt that, somehow, I was not done with…

Interning at Formula D Interactive: a month in

Originally published on the Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion’s Blog and Formula D Interactive’s blog. I was recently offered an internship at Formula D Interactive, a design company based in Cape Town, South Africa. They specialise in interactive exhibits for museums. I was offered the opportunity to work as a project manager. A month in to the job, I’m going to tell you how it’s going. But first, let’s go back to why this internship was a fantastic opportunity for me. I moved from France to study the MA Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion…

Too Many Fish in the Sea: a display project @ London College of Fashion

Today, for the first time on this blog, I am going to talk about a personal project. Spending most of the summer in London, I was, back in June, looking for a original project to work on. I wanted to develop my practice but also, mostly, to have fun (it was the summer after all). There is a display case in the entrance corridor at London College of Fashion, John Prince’s St, which is now offered to the students of the MA Fashion Curation (which I did) to give them the opportunity to practice their discipline. It’s totally open and…