★★★★☆
“This lavish exhibition tells the story of a nation
through the faces of its monarchs”
Evening Standard

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The exhibition

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits was a temporary exhibition that took place at National Maritime Museum in London between March 16, 2021 and October 31, 2021.

Tudors to Windsors was a collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Museums Greenwich. The exhibition featured over 150 of the finest portraits from across five royal dynasties, painted by some of the most important artists to have worked in Britain: from court painters Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to photographers Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz and artists such as Andy Warhol.

 

Design overview

 

The 2D design of the exhibition allowed each royal dynasty to have its own character through a different set of colors and patterns.

The interactives in this exhibition were based on touch screens that supported the interpretation, making it possible to consult certain works that required the possibility of investigating more in depth.

Digital Design

Due to the nature of gallery artwork, digital displays could be out of place with all portraits. For this reason, a very important aspect of the research in digital design was how to reduce the natural spectacularity in digital media and how to mimic digital content with 2d.

For this reason, digital screens were installed in elements that allowed to separate the portraits from the screens.

Regarding the UI design, the same patterns and colors were used as in the 2d design. All of these elements were adjusted in the gallery to be as accurate as possible in color and proportions.

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