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In the Light of Amarna

Exhibition - Neues Museum, Museum Island Berlin

This special exhibition focuses on the bust of Nefertiti and the history of the Amarna period. The design concept aims to introduce and accompany visitors to the Amarna period. The incisive religious and cultural caesura of Akhenaten’s reign is symbolised by the “sun ray”, a triangular, ceiling-height light fixture with an integrated audio installation. This spatial staging symbolises the fracture of the Amarna period within Egypt’s history and the associated transition to a new phase.
Project information

Client: Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Opening: December 2012 (duration: 4 months)
Services rendered: Exhibition architecture, graphic concept, lighting design, media design and production
Area: 850 m2 
Project Period: February to December 2012


Concept & Supervision: Tom Duncan, Noel McCauley 
Design: Noel McCauley
Design Development & Site Supervision: Anna Hollstein
Lighting and Media Design: Noel McCauley
Screen Design: Diana Mages
Sound Design: Arno Kraehahn
Editing & Post Production: Stefan Buennig
Media Programming: Holger Marseille