Design Approach

The design has woven threads of the vernacular aesthetic into the very fabric of the Museum's visual language to highlight a robust, living culture. A narrative museum that endeavors to tell a story that is deeply spiritual, and filled with stirring emotion. In this case, the simple use of objects and artifacts will not capture the narrative and its contexts, nor will the images and text.

The design approach, therefore, relies on the creation of unique scenographic environments that effectively engages multiple media to present a truly immersive experience for all audience types.

To create an experience of this scale, the spoken word will play a role of greater significance over the written one. Thus, a trigger based audio guide serves as a seamless overlay on the scenographic exhibit environments as the visitor moves from one exhibit and gallery to the other.

Working with time & space, the scenographic exhibit environments endeavor to create a theatrical, tactile experience through meaningful reconstruction of the historical content. Each gallery and will comprise of several elements ranging from miniature drawing styles to woven craft traditions to architectural reconstructions to folk ballads, music, audio visuals and ambient audio that allows appropriate rendition of the narrative.