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An Interactive Talk by Exhibition Designer Martin Sollberger and Graphic Designer Mirijam Ziegler.

Alice Boner was a sculptor and painter from Switzerland who settled in Varanasi, India in 1936 and went on to become one of the most outstanding scholars on Indian sculpture, dance and temple architecture. The journey of her life, art, and travels spanning over eight decades was conceptualised and designed as an exhibition titled, ‘Alice from Switzerland – A Visionary Artist and Scholar Across Two Continents’, by the Museum Rietberg, Zurich, and opened at the National Museum, Delhi on the 1st of September 2016.

KHOJ International Artists Association invited the designers of the exhibition, Martin Sollberger and Mirijam Ziegler to speak about their work and exhibition design in museums.

Some questions they addressed: How is designing exhibitions for museums different from galleries? What is the need for exhibition design as a field of specialty in the museum context? What is the role of graphic design in three dimensional spaces? What are the approaches taken towards contemporary exhibition design in museums today?

They also discussed the challenges of working as exhibition and graphic designers in Switzerland.

Martin Sollberger is an exhibition designer based in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to his work at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Sollberger has worked on several design projects with Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Trix & Robert Haussmann, Dolf Schnebli and Hannes Wettstein.

Mirijam Ziegler is a Zurich based independent graphic designer. Along with her work on exhibition design, signage and book design at the Museum Rietberg, Ziegler independently creates work that focuses on typography and cultural identities.

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