Exhibition Mashup?

Mark Walhimer Exhibition Design Leave a Comment

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From the Getty Images website:
“Mishmash is a competition run by Getty Images and Pump Audio. The idea is to create a one to three minute video using our footage and music, along with any of self-generated illustration, visual and sound effects. Entries will be judged by a panel of leading creatives within the fields of the worlds of advertising, TV and film production.”

Got me thinking.

Artists use museum collections in a mashup style (see Artist’s Choice at MOMA http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/304), Muscians use other artists music in a mashup style http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_%28music%29.

What if Science Centers, Children’s Museums, created new exhibitions in a mashup style?  It would be wonderful.  Use the pieces of exhibits from lots of different institutions and mix them up and add “spice” (graphics, lighting, wall treatments).  You could create new exhibits every six weeks, trucking exhibits from museum to museum.  Fits well with my Hub Museum concept.

What do you think?

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