Met Studio has won more work in the Far East with a project to design graphics for 18 galleries in a Taiwan museum.
The National Museum of Science & Technology in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has appointed the group to carry out work on the fast-track project, which will cover an area larger than London’s Natural History Museum. The first of the 18 galleries is to be completed by February 1996.
Met has taken on eight graphic designers to cope with the work. Ian Price and Ray Watkins, previous heads of design at Which? and The Telegraph Magazine respectively, are heading the Met team for the project.
Text for the exhibition has been provided by the museum’s researchers and will be digitally manipulated using Chinese QuarkXPress. Met has set up a team to carry out picture research.
“Our approach will be to give the design continuity in a way which reflects the culture of Taiwan,” says Met managing director Alex McCuaig. The group is currently working on three-dimensional design for two of the galleries.
Met Studio designed The Diorama Gallery for the Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan in 1993. In July the group picked up an export achievement award for its work in the Far East, and it started work on designing interiors and exhibitions for a new 3.75m health education project in Hong Kong earlier this month (Design Week 11 August).