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These Collapsible Paper Models Help Museum-Goers Navigate the Rijksmuseum

These Collapsible Paper Models Help Museum-Goers Navigate the Rijksmuseum
These Collapsible Paper Models Help Museum-Goers Navigate the Rijksmuseum, Paper Pathfinder. Image © MVO&
Paper Pathfinder. Image © MVO&

Marijin van Oosten of MVO& has revolutionized the way visitors navigate museums: The Dutch graphic designer has designed a collapsible, 3D paper model of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to help ease visitor confusion through the 19th century museum's 100 rooms. Dubbed the “Paper Pathfinder,” the innovative concept was awarded a Dutch Design Award this week. 

An image of the Paper Pathfinder collapsed, after the break.

As Fast Company reports, Van Oosten first came up with the idea in her third year of graphic design school: “I wanted something that you can hold in your hands.” The concept was then picked up by ING Bank, a sponsor of the Rijksmuseum, and redeveloped to be offered as a free “gift” for those entering the museum.

Paper Pathfinder. Image © MVO&
Paper Pathfinder. Image © MVO&

News via FastCoDesign and MVO&.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "These Collapsible Paper Models Help Museum-Goers Navigate the Rijksmuseum" 24 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/561211/collapsible-paper-model-helps-users-navigate-the-rijksmuseum/> ISSN 0719-8884