2/23/12

Schindler's Factory, Krakow

Schindler's Factory, Krakow


As mentioned before, I really love museums. As such, I went to see Schindler's Factory today. I was expecting a small tribute to the man and his work with a chance to explore a recreation of his famed enamel factory. In reality, the former factory space space hosts a massive permanent exhibition detailing all aspects of WWII in Krakow and I spent nearly all afternoon there. Tucked in a corner near the main entrance, so much so that I nearly missed it on my way out, was this temporary exhibit dedicated to women in Krakow during the war. Yes, it was pink. But, it worked. The design and typography was clean, the space was layered and tactile and the colour served to highlight the black and white images and documents in a very profound way. It's spaces like this that remind me why I want to be a designer.

Schindler's Factory, Krakow

Schindler's Factory, Krakow

Schindler's Factory, Krakow

Schindler's Factory, Krakow

Schindler's Factory, Krakow      Schindler's Factory, Krakow

Schindler's Factory, Krakow

Schindler's Factory, Krakow




3 comments:

  1. This looks really amazing! I must admit, I am very excited about all the museum too! They're always one of my favourite parts about travelling!

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  2. What a moving display!

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  3. Elyse, there are so many great museums in London. So far a lot of the ones further east in Europe haven't been as good, with regard to design, readability and way finding, but this one really stood out.

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