An elegant archive of the past 40 years

Crafts Council Digital

This online archive echoed an exhibition of 40 works acquired over the past 40 years, with accompanying commentary by leading cultural figures. Taking inspiration from the Renaissance 'Wunderkammer' or cabinet of curiosities, a framework was created that would allow the site's content – films, archive records and newly commissioned works – to sit together as a single collection. 

The accompanying information is treated as a visual index card that allows stories to be built up over time. When combined with a real-time visual filtering system, it gives users control in a simple and elegant manner, revealing and hiding items as they sort and browse. 

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