Winner 2021 / Exhibition design / Museum exhibitions

Auckland Museum Gallery Renewal: The Imaginarium and Learning Base

  • Prize
    Winner in Museum exhibitions / Exhibition design
  • Company
    Thylacine Design
  • Designer
    Caolán Mitchell
  • Design Team
    Caolán Mitchell, Tim Moore, Ceci Wilkinson, Robin White, Lis Cherry and Minnie Doron
  • Credits
    Photography Auckland Musuem Richard Ng

Te Whiwhinga The Imaginarium is Auckland Museum’s new children’s gallery, designed to inspire curiosity and make connections through the lens of science and discovery. Within the Imaginarium are three galleries; the Learning Base, which provides orientation for visitors and introduces the theme of Te Taiao – our Environment; Haumanu, Will you breathe for me? – an interactive artwork by Will Ngakuru and Nicole Charles located in the gallery lightwell; and He Putanga Taonga: Collections & Connections, which contains a massed Wunderkammer-style display, featuring a showcase 14 metres in length.

Thylacine specialise in the design and delivery of public environments that connect the visitor personally and physically to an experience and story. We are a multi-award winning team with extensive experience in the planning, design, fabrication and delivery of interpretive, commemorative and educational projects including exhibitions, interactives, public art and cultural projects within Australasia.