Terracotta Army, British Museum

A temporary platform was installed above the existing fixed furniture within the Grade 1 listed Circular Reading Room at the British Museum to provide a special exhibition space. The structure had to be designed to limit any movement and also be constructed from small elements carried into the Reading Room through the relatively small door during hours of closure. The space was created for the First Emperor exhibition featuring many loaned pieces from China’s Terracotta Army and followed by the Hadrian exhibition and many more.

Exhibition Designer: Metaphor, Client: British Museum, Completed: 2007

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Photograph of circular reading room, British Museum

Photograph of circular reading room, British Museum