Exhibition Design

Tate Britain

The Return of the Gods: Neoclassical Sculpture in Britain

London’s Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day. The Return of the Gods: Neoclassical Sculpture in Britain exhibition presented some of the finest works of sculpture acquired by British patrons between 1760 and 1860, including Canova’s The Three Graces. These were displayed in the gallery’s monumental Duveen Galleries, dramatically spot-lit against a black backdrop.

Studio EMMI created an L-shape caption plate, a flexible design that could be applied throughout the exhibition. The caption plate could sit in front of the sculptures on the platforms, hang down from the plinths or rest againt the wall ‘upside-down’ on the wall plaque.

This clever device allowed the captions to fulfil a clear, supporting role, letting the sculptures dominate the space, while conveying important details.

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The result is very dramatic and the captions on black Perspex work particularly well.

JENNIFER BATCHERLOR, Curator, Tate Britain

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SERVICES DELIVERED
Exhibition Graphics
Directional Graphics
Signage
Captions