Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage

Dorval: More Than Three Hundred Years of History!, a permanent exhibition which highlights the rich history of this suburb of Montreal. To stage the content developed by the Museum, Merlicht proposed a contemporary museography approach, with bright touches of color and lines inspired by the original vocation of the Museum building, a former stable. The various exhibits facilitate the retention of messages communicated and diversify the visitors experiences: the Hall of Honour, its portraits and interactive photo booth; the Stable, its colorful horses transformed into interpretation media and its Discovery Chests for children; the column of books, a signage element to guide visitors towards the second floor to discover the history of Dorval told along a time line and through many artifacts; the oversized Souvenir Album where visitors enter into the memory of former vacationers, etc. Merlicht also designed the Museum’s promotional brochure/visitor guide and outdoor sign.

Art direction, concept, content advising and coordination, 2D and 3D design, coordination of approvals, plans and specifications, fabrication, reference documents for employees and contractors of the City of Dorval, production and installation.

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