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A museum for children in “Fiery Red” and “Festival Pink”
9/10/2013

Colors with great names such as “Lemon Squash”, “Florida Orange” or “Mazarin Blue” are all the rage in the von HI-MACS® Solid Colour range. The architects and designers at At LargeDesign selected the solid surface material made of acrylic resin, aluminum hydroxide and pigments for the new design for the exhibition at the National Children’s Museum “Eureka!” in Halifax, England. Because the young visitors had made certain the old show, which was called “Me and My Body”, was subject to a lot of wear-and-tear. Yet the new exhibition “All About Me” was again to be a hands-on matter, encouraging the kids to try things out, telling them all about the body, nutrition and health with interactive displays and role-plays.

Resilient, high-grade materials were called for, that were as friendly as they were functionally robust. HI-MACS® seemed the obvious durable, easily molded and hygienic material. Over 70 mechanical and sculptural objects and interactive displays were made in colors that children love and that fire the imagination. In the new exhibition, kids are expressly expected to play, clamber, and grab things. Unlike other museums, here everything is designed with children in mind and in their reach. And with HI-MACS as a durable mineral solid surface material the exhibition design will remain vibrant and intact for many years to come.

A view into the new “All about me” exhibition at Eureka, England’s first hands-on museum for children. Photo: © Philip Vile
A view into the new “All about me” exhibition at Eureka, England’s first hands-on museum for children. Photo: © Philip Vile
Hands-on use is definitely expected! Photo: © Philip Vile
Robust surfaces made of HI-MACS withstand even boisterous kids. Photo: © Philip Vile
The walls and objects are made of sturdy HI-MACS in powerful colors. Photo: © Philip Vile
Huge ears and noses playfully show children how the body functions. Photo: © Philip Vile

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