About the exhibit
CANDLES Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a dynamic educational organization founded by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor. It exists to educate a wide demographic of folks about the Holocaust, modern-day issues, and the idea of forgiveness. The patrons of the museum include school children through older adults.
Project to-do list
We were honored to design this exhibit space, to help tell such an important and moving message.
CANDLES Museum provided a multi-part Word doc outline of the exhibit, plus a wealth of reference documents, photos, and information from their archives and from other sources. We helped the staff sort through the copious pieces, clarifying and mocking up each portion of the exhibit. At every step of the way, we focused on organizing and presenting the content in a clear, accessible way.
Dynamic exhibit design
Our complete exhibit design incorporated layered panels to present a lot of information in a dynamic way. Finished pieces were in a range of formats to take advantage of the available space, including foam core boards, photographic prints displayed in frames, and large scale vinyl pieces installed directly on the wall surface.
CANDLES had the clever idea to commission low walls on casters in the space, and our design took into account these walls folding up into the permanent walls, to provide the museum the ability to roll back the movable walls and use the space as a meeting room in off hours.
Hierarchy of information
We chose the exhibit’s typeface and font styles to be extremely readable from a range of distances. Our designs included text of varying size, to highlight important facts on a first glance, as well as present the full copy in a way that invited further reading and consideration.
The color palette we put together included a wide range of colors, as CANDLES requested, which we selected carefully with respect to different themes throughout the content as well as the overall flow walking through the exhibit.
Impactful & educational
The final installed exhibit gives the museum a professional way to present Eva’s story, and continue their outreach and educational goals.
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