Life on Earth

'MET's willingness to absorb local culture has been crucial to it's success in Taiwan' - FX Magazine

Specification:
Client: National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
Service: Full Design Research and Scripting Service
Size: 2,000 sqm

Project Details



From tundra to mangroves, rainforest to desert, the Life on Earth gallery allowed visitors to discover the secrets of the world's important ecosystems through full life-like environments and dioramas, interactive video, photography and props.


The National Museum of Natural Science asked MET to provide the people of Taiwan with a gallery of natural beauty unseen anywhere in Taiwan, and as good if not better than any of the galleries in the world’s most famous natural history museums.


To help us achieve this ambitious aim, we worked with a team from Academy Studio from San Francisco who had all worked for the California Academy of Natural Science. Our approach consisted of taking a team of MET designers, painters, sculptors and curators on a round the world trip to carry out detailed research on each environment to be displayed, including an arduous 6-day trip to the darkest parts of the Costa Rican rainforest.

National Museum of Natural Science

National Museum of Natural Science

National Museum of Natural Science

National Museum of Natural Science

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