To mark the centennial The Royal Air Force in 2018, the Royal Air Force Museum in London was looking for an exhibition designer to revitalise the museum’s exhibition spaces. After an initial round of international prequalification, Kvorning Design & Communication were invited to compete for a contract of an exhibition concept suitable for a world class museum, conveying the history of RAF in a way that engages, inspires and attracts both adults and children – the point of departure being the museum staff and the collections.
Kvorning’s exhibition concept is based on a radical re-organization of the museum artefacts – all the unique aircrafts. The aircrafts play the leading role in a series of scenarios, where visitors can learn about their significance, function and design. Furthermore, all the aircrafts are in the same airspace – and are flying in the same direction, not haphazardly like they currently do. Our concept involves a lot of animations, live imagery and light- and sound effects.
Unfortunately our concept did not win the competition, but working on this we came up with a lot of exciting ideas, which we will apply to a yet undisclosed aircraft museum someplace else.