Manga The British Museum
Once The Hub had been invited to complete works as the Principal Contractor for the Manga exhibition at The British Museum, we were thrilled to learn the sheer scope of works that would be completed and intrigued by the overall vision for the exhibition. Manga, meaning unbound pictures, originates from Japan and is characterised by its visual art narrative. Beyond its origins Manga is now being translated into art, fashion, animation and gaming, with the exhibition exploring its growth in contemporary culture.
The scope of works saw us complete a number of bespoke acrylic box frames, to house the 2D works of some of Manga’s most well known artists. The space in which the exhibition was taking place varied from open vistas, to enclosed areas with hanging banners and layers of work. With digital media being a prominent aspect of the way in which audiences consume Manga within contemporary culture, it was essential that the exhibition housed varying immersive audio-visual components. The exhibition housed up to 21 elements of digital media in the form of projections and screens, all of which required integrating seamlessly with traditional pieces within the exhibition.Photo Credit © The Trustees of The British Museum