Biennale projects

State Memorial Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad

The designers got their inspiration from the war-time field ambulances. An airy tent made of light fabric should transform the space for the temporary exhibition into a unique display that awakens reminiscences.

St. Petersburg State Museum of Bread

The visitors will find themselves at the archeological site where they can try and be archeologists. Every object an archeologist finds carries a whole body of information and a set of finds allows to recreate a bit of history. The visitors of the exhibition get a chance to learn how to solve mysteries of the found objects, acquire information and draw their own historical conclusions. The exhibition is designed to make “excavations” an exciting game and, at the same time, to show where the “history” we know from textbooks and novels comes from.

State Museum of the City Sculpture, New Exhibition Hall

The exhibition tells the story of the St. Petersburg most well-known monuments using post-cards from the collection of the Petersburg City Sculpture Museum. Post-cards serve as specific iconographic material enabling visitors to get an idea of how the monument looked like at different times, how its details survived, how the cityscape around the monument has changed over time, how the monument witnessed city festivals and dramatic events that took place in the city.

Raznochinny Petersburg Museum

The visitors will find themselves at the archeological site where they can try and be archeologists. Every object an archeologist finds carries a whole body of information and a set of finds allows to recreate a bit of history. The visitors of the exhibition get a chance to learn how to solve mysteries of the found objects, acquire information and draw their own historical conclusions. The exhibition is designed to make “excavations” an exciting game and, at the same time, to show where the “history” we know from textbooks and novels comes from.

State Museum of the City Sculpture, Narva Triumphal Arch

The exhibition “To the Triumph of the Russian Imperial Guard” in the exhibition hall of the Narva Arch is designed to educate visitors about the glorious history of Narva Arch, about the ideas its architects and sculptors strived to embody, characters and events, the memory of which has been immortalized in copper. The exhibition features graphic and sculptural portraits of people, whose will and genius created the Narva Arch, sculpted medallions and engravings depicting battles commemorated in gold letters on the pylons of the gate, miniature tin figures of soldiers and generals of the two empires, replicas of banners and models of armour and weapons.

Feodor Chaliapin Memorial Apartment

The designers were to develop a new navigation system for the museum: from street-lines and information stands to introduction and object labels for the display.

PRO ARTE Foundation

The exhibition presents the identity created for the St. Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design by Barnbrook, London.
Инверсия

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Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum

Inversion

‘Inversion’ is a project that offers the spectator to take a look on Gatchina Palace’s past and present through a wall of a transparent cube and reflect on cultural heritage conservation. Thanks to the capsule-cube the spectator is given a chance to discover the museum’s “backstage” and see the rooms that still remain untouched by restoration and are still full with the living history of the palace’s remote and recent past.

Госпиталь

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State Memorial Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad

Hospital as a Combat Zone

The exhibition is open until 20 April 2015

The designers got their inspiration from the war-time field ambulances. An airy tent made of light fabric should transform the space for the temporary exhibition into a unique display that awakens reminiscences.

Археология

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Raznochinny Petersburg Museum

Amusing Archeology

The visitors will find themselves at the archeological site where they can try and be archeologists. Every object an archeologist finds carries a whole body of information and a set of finds allows to recreate a bit of history. The visitors of the exhibition get a chance to learn how to solve mysteries of the found objects, acquire information and draw their own historical conclusions. The exhibition is designed to make “excavations” an exciting game and, at the same time, to show where the “history” we know from textbooks and novels comes from.

О памятнике

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State Museum of the City Sculpture, New Exhibition Hall

Memento of a Monument

The exhibition tells the story of the St. Petersburg most well-known monuments using post-cards from the collection of the Petersburg City Sculpture Museum. Post-cards serve as specific iconographic material enabling visitors to get an idea of how the monument looked like at different times, how its details survived, how the cityscape around the monument has changed over time, how the monument witnessed city festivals and dramatic events that took place in the city.

Триумф гвардии

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State Museum of the City Sculpture, Narva Triumphal Arch

To the Triumph of the Russian Imperial Guard

The exhibition features graphic and sculptural portraits of people, whose will and genius created the Narva Arch, sculpted medallions and engravings depicting battles commemorated in gold letters on the pylons of the gate, miniature tin figures of soldiers and generals of the two empires, replicas of banners and models of armour and weapons.

Навигация

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Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum

Mobile Navigation

The design of the navigation signage for the Gatchina Palace visitors is based on the idea that a modern museum cannot and should not be static – both literally and figuratively. In the world that is constantly changing people tend to perceive information “on the go”, “on the move”.