In Search of the Past
The issues of decolonization and the repatriation of artifacts are hotly debated in this era, and it is important for museum programs to know what they mean. If there are no longer artifacts in the museum, does the existence of the exhibition space still make sense?
The current museum extension confronts this question with a design solution that redefines the connotation of museum exhibition space. The purpose of a museum's exhibition space is to allow people to feel the presence of artifacts, so it does not have to be filled with physical artifacts. The space designed for this project aims to make people feel the presence of the artifacts through images, projections, and sound in many ways. In this way, the presence of the artifacts will be reflected through the emptiness. In such a space one traces the history of the artifacts and feels their fascination. In addition, this project also redesigned the courtyard, which can provide a place for people to rest and communicate, while echoing with the whole building, together creating an excellent humanistic place.