PROJECTS: Queensland Museum Anzac Legacy Gallery

PROJECTS: Queensland Museum Anzac Legacy Gallery

The Anzac Legacy Gallery, a permanent exhibition at the Queensland Museum in South Bank, explores the history of the First World War in Queensland. The exhibition showcases objects of war as well as personal items belonging to those on the front line.

The ColourChiefs team were commissioned by Queensland Museum to create custom display materials to help showcase unique objects and stories in the exhibition. It’s important when creating display materials for museums and galleries that they are eye-catching, secure and practical. We created a range of custom display plinths and wall panels that provides a flexible range of display solutions to maximize the visual impact of the exhibition.

The finished products faultlessly matched Queensland Museum’s brief and specifications. The various custom displays added an element to the journey that visitors go on when visiting the museum, as they discover items and uncover stories from the First World War.

Check out the Anzac Legacy Gallery here.

Processes and materials used:
A range of cast acrylics were used throughout the exhibition. From 3mm clear, up to 10mm thick frosted.
All either laser cut or CNC milled at ColourChiefs. Some of the acrylics were then two-pack spray painted.
The showcase title forms were laser cut structures from E-Zero MDF, two-pack painted, and combined with frosted acrylic before have back lighting installed.
The rear showcase panels and vertical display panels in the cabinets were all CNC milled at ColourChiefs, two-pack painted, and then printed with UV inks.
10mm thick frosted Acrylic panels were also UV ink printed.
All dark label text blocks are a dark grey 6mm frosted acrylic, UV printed with white ink, and CNC milled.