Earthquake!

Description:

The first major museum exhibition on earthquakes, developed by the Oakland Museum of California.

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<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p>

The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.

<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p> thumbnail
<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p>

This major multidisciplinary exhibition covered a wide range of topics, from plate tectonics and the history of earthquakes to cultural earthquake lore and emergency preparedness.

<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p> thumbnail
<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p>

Experimental interactive elements modeled types of shaking, subsidence, liquifaction, and building failure.

<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p> thumbnail
<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p>

A major portion of the exhibition showed visitors what might happen when an earthquake strikes the SF Bay Area, and where to go for help and more information.

<p>The exhibition was designed to look as if an earthquake had occurred, knocking over large photomurals and exhibits.</p> thumbnail
Date:
1976
Roles:
Exhibitions Project Manager and Designer, Fabrication and Installation
Funder:
  • National Science Foundation #7604544
Footprint:
8,000 square feet
Venue:
  • Oakland Museum of California
Collaborators:
Ben Hazard, Anne Lugo, Jonathan Hirabayshi