Client: Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden
Project: Spatial design for temporary exhibition
Byblos is a major exhibition about the world’s most ancient port in Lebanon. Five hundred objects from the collections of various internationally renowned museums are bearing witness to Byblos’ archaeological and cultural richness. The town situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon played an extraordinary role in the Mediterranean and Middle East from 3000 BC, thanks to the trade in cedar wood. The exposition is designed as a pop-up book, featuring a collection of famous tales from antiquity that took place in or near Byblos. The tales are illustrated by Karst-Janneke Rogaar. Gods and inhabitants of Byblos and the cedar trees are cut-out in life-size and bring the city to life.
Graphic design by Kathrin Hero, illustrations by Karst-Janneke Rogaar
Construction by Koert Verberne en Bouwko Landstra, panel production by Heijmerink Wagemakers
Cedar wood scent by the Snifferoo
Photo 4, 6 and 12 by Kathrin Hero, photographs 7, 9, 11, 13-15, 17 by Arie de Leeuw
October 2022 – March 2023