Photo Innovation: Mixed Media Exhibitions That Create Powerful Photographic Experiences

January 10, 2014

By Conor Risch

© Chuck Choi

The Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, is an RAA-designed exhibition where visitors can zoom in on high-resolution photos and see Alaskan Native artifacts in detail.

For today’s museums and other cultural institutions, luring viewers away from their screens and into exhibition spaces is more challenging than ever. Exhibitions that are interactive are “critical” to engaging modern audiences, according to Nick Appelbaum, a partner at the multinational exhibition design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA). “There’s an almost innate expectation, particularly amongst young people, that any environment...

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