Another object collage. When you can’t decide which object to put on display I argue that it’s fine (once in a while) to get a whole load of them out. Although if museums do it too often, then we end up with collage after collage after collage and that’s just repetitive.
Sometimes museums can highlight or suggest small differences between the objects on display – other times they provide visitors with interpretive visual wallpaper. (And more often than not, it really helps out museum staff with storage of bulky items, such as these helmets.)
Interpretation is all about balance. Creating ebbs and flows of object density adds to the texture and flavour of a visitor experience.