Event Loves Dinos!
March 21, 2014
Event is delighted to have been appointed to design the I Love Dinos exhibition at the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in Leiden. The project is part of this Dutch Museum’s wholesale redevelopment of their gallery spaces, set to open to the public in 2017.
Naturalis’s ambitions for the new galleries match the scale of their collections: it is one of the largest natural history collections in the world. The Naturalis team aims to create a family friendly ‘museum without glass’ in which to display their outstanding artefacts. In I Love Dinos the dinosaur skeletons are to take centre stage. The exhibits must impress on visitors that dinosaurs were once live animals that walked the earth for millions of years.
To meet this aspiration, Event’s designers imagined I Love Dinos as a dinosaur zoo rather than as a museum. A dynamic makeover was proposed for the traditional diorama
as well as the use of mirrors, projected shadows, and sound to create the sense that dinosaurs are on the move.
We look forward to developing these techniques and more with the team at Naturalis.