Nero: the Man Behind the Myth
by Drinkall Dean and lombaert studio

Drinkall Dean & lombaert studio

This major exhibition at The British Museum is inspired by Nero's persona as a performer and through the display of some 200 spectacular objects, we have created a series of sets that evoke a sense of tragic drama.

The narrative journey that unfolds is within a framework of "centre stage" and "back stage", organised around two linear ‘"spines" formed of 6m gauze wrapped flattage and punctuated by bespoke fret-cut paper panels. We use materials that suggest concrete, which was pioneered by Nero. Using this sense of place and scale, poignant 1:1 moments are punctuated by dynamic, large-scale theatrical experiences.

This project has been longlisted in the exhibition design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Drinkall Dean and lombaert studio
Project: Nero: the Man Behind the Myth

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