Exhibition Design

smac – State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz

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The architectural design of the State Museum of Archaeology (smac) in Chemnitz, Germany, had to tackle the challenge of combining the historical structure of the heritage-protected building by architect Erich Mendelsohn with the new tasks of a contemporary museum. This was realised through three floors dedicated to being exhibition spaces for presenting specific time periods ranging from pre-history up to the 19th century. As a result, the room narratives change, becoming increasingly structured and enclosed, with the floor graphics transforming from amorphous lines to a rectangular grid pattern.

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