3420 Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum Dordrecht, 2019

: Pim Top

Studio Makkink & Bey designed the exhibition In perspective for the Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum (the national museum of education) in Dordrecht. The exhibition shows the most beautiful drawings from the collection.

The exhibition is situated in the cellars of the building. Studio Makkink & Bey’s answer to the challenge of showing many drawings in a limited space was found in also using the height of the vide: the exhibition was extended vertically by stacking tables and showcases and thus adding horizontal surface.

The design of the exhibition is inspired by drawing tables, drawing tools and drawing paper. The hierarchy of the tables is partly inspired by the table configuration in large gyms during school exams. Old-fashioned poster panel racks were embedded in the exhibition in order to show even more drawings; large rolls of drawing paper were used for signing and extra information. Graphic design by Timothy Liu.