Exhibition: Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

In 2012 I interned at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where my primary responsibility was to help develop an exhibition about an Egyptian sacred text, a sort of holy guidebook to shrines of the crocodile god Sobek in the Faiyum region. Besides participating in essential tasks like drafting loan requests and building the object checklist, I pitched designs for a variety of interactive exhibits. When the exhibition opened a year or so later, I was delighted to see some of my ideas brought to life in the galleries.

Most of my designs were low-tech, but as a stretch goal I designed the front end of an app for iPad to teach users how to form a few basic hieroglyphs. Click through the slides below to see how I wanted it to look.

In the exhibition, a version of my design was presented on iPads with Buddha Board and water pens for visitors to use.

Diagram of an interactive exhibit
My design for an interactive exhibit about Egyptian writing tools and techniques.

Browse more of my designs for Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum below.