Albert Kahn Museum
Albert Kahn Museum Competition
Scenography competition for Albert Kahn museum‘s expansion ( Paris-Boulogne )
Client: Département des Hauts-de-Seine
Architects/scenographers: Jean de Gastines Architectes, Emilie Delanne
Graphic design: LM Communiquer
Albert Kahn museum and garden aim to gather photographs from all cultures over the world taken by “operators” coming from different fields like scientists, photographs, sociologists, etc. The collector Albert Kahn (1860-1940) thought that the world would be more understandable through this “mappemonde” and could lead people to leave in peace.
The renovation and expansion of the museum is designed by Kengo Kuma architect and will be ended in 2017. This competition presents a proposal for the permanent scenography of the museum in 3 different spaces.
Space n° 1 : The Planet Archives
The main room is designed through the concept of a GARDEN OF IMAGES. We walk in this space as we were walking in a garden, either in chronologic way or in a random one. This virtual garden constituted by different sizes of screens floating in the space appears as an introduction to the natural garden.
Space n° 2 : The Factory of Images
This longitudinal room aims to tell the process of production of the photographs taken by the “operators”. An interactive experience is created by the synchronisation between a table designed as a curiosity cabinet and a wall cartography tracing the “operator” ’s routes.
Space n° 3 : The Collection discovery