The Mind:
Enter the Labyrinth

Melbourne Museum, Melbourne




The permanent exhibition, The Mind: Enter the Labyrinth at the Melbourne Museum explores the workings of the human mind, while also illustrating what happens when the brain malfunctions to produce mental illness. The complexity of the subject challenged conventional exhibition design methods and demanded innovative design solutions to make ideas accessible to a diverse audience.

FRD devised a multi-layered approach utilising interior and graphic design, as well as interactive multimedia displays to allow for an immersive visitor experience. Circulation and navigation are also used as interpretive devices in an experience that is playful and highly responsive to the viewer. Puzzles, peepholes, dioramas, openings, doors and windows are used as tools to reveal and expose the thematic content while bringing the exhibition to life.


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