Exhibit Design & Museum-Related Projects: Huntington Library

Remarkable Works,
Remarkable Times

reinstallation

Ongoing

Library, Main Hall

 

The Huntington Library is one of the world's great independent research libraries, with more than 11 million items spanning the 11th to 21st centuries. Only a small portion of the vast collection is on display at any one time.

 

The Exhibition Hall itself was built as the original library reading room in 1920. It was reinstalled in 2021 to accommodate a wider audience with a focus on diversity and equity. Interactive stations were removed due to COVID restrictions, and a more welcoming arrangement of casework allowed for entry from opposite ends of the gallery.

All images are © Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, 2021

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A new title wall adorned the wall outside the east entrance.

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A second title wall was installed at the west entrance to provide an alternate route for visitors.

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A more welcoming display including orienting the casework towards the entrances.

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View of the gallery looking toward the west entrance

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View of the gallery looking toward the east entrance

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A newly acquired collection of Octavia Butler materials is an exciting addition to the library.

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New plexiglass panels were designed for new thematic areas.