Pippa Nissen of Nissen Richards Studio wonders if museums could be truly interactive
SAYS PIPPA NISSEN, DIRECTOR, NISSEN RICHARDS STUDIO
IMAGINE IF you could go to a museum and it was different every single time. Collections would respond and shift depending on what was happening in the news that day, so that each time you visited it told stories in a new way. Each person would see a bespoke presentation of objects and collections to resonate with their own experience: a shifting journey of memories and collages through landscapes and buildings. Each interaction would bridge personal life experience and the stories of the moment.
Not only would the experience be specifically tailored, but free of the constraints of conservation and security too. Visitors could touch objects and artworks, use them and feel their age. We might see a sculpture in a garden setting or take a Rembrandt home to see how it makes a room feel – how different it would be to see it in the morning before work or at night by candlelight. It would stimulate our imaginations and free our minds to make endless connections.
Pippa Nissen studied Architecture at Cambridge University and took an MA in Theatre Design from the Slade School of Fine Art. This unique fusion is one of the many elements that sets the practice she founded in 2010 apart. Nissen Richards Studio’s multidisciplinary skillset includes architecture, exhibition design, interpretation, theatre and graphic design. Image Credit: GARETH GARDNER