An entire art collection, in an ever-changing display.
“Gallery 2” has a clever new display …
Te Manawa have opened their refreshed art gallery and have cleverly invented a way to regularly rotate their 24 racks of collection items, exactly as they are in storage. Each rack has a range of works on it, together for no other reason than what works spatially for storage purposes. That makes for a deliciously serendipitous art experience.
These racks are then swapped out in the gallery on a regular basis, meaning the entire collection is available to view over time.
In front of each rack, is an iPad running Curio, and offering the visitor an interactive label, to find out more on each artwork. As each rack is swapped out, the Curio interactive is easily updated.
And, a deep dive into a painting offers intriguing details…
“It’s like a 21st century version of an artist’s statement” enthuses Rohan Kidd from the Te Manawa exhibition team. “The ability to include sound has proven really popular with visitors."