Jennifer Berglund from the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture exhibits department interviews her talented colleague Sylvie Laborde for the latest episode of the HMSC Connects! podcast. https://hmsc.harvard.edu/podcast.
In this episode they walk you through Sylvie’s childhood encounters with the power of color plus the exhibit design process: from the seed of the idea, to the creation of the space, and how they engage visitors along the way.
Sylvie describes of her work on “Microbial Life” in the Harvard Museum of Natural History, “Every visitor could relate to the kitchen. The question was: how can we highlight things in the kitchen in order to carry the content, and find stories that would touch our visitors? Everything has to be a standalone, and part of one storyline. My role as a designer is not to make something pretty. It's to make it accessible for visitors to learn. How everything holds together is what makes it a successful exhibit.”
Photo courtesy of Andrew Shaper.