Pharao in Canaan

“Pharaoh in Canaan, the untold story” takes place at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
The exhibition shows the relationship between the Egyptians and the Canaanians, from 1800 BC until 1150 BC.
All the show cases are inside the walls, except for some particular objects that are displayed in the middle of the space; the aesthetics create a unity and a continuity along all the exhibition, and a very clear circulation.
Several architectural elements from different archeological sites were restored or recreated, and participate to the architecture of the space.
The idea was to keep the longest sides of the space, to create a very long wall with all the information needed in addition to the exhibition display; such as time line, graphic index and relevant references.
At the end of the wall, the viewer enters a second part, more mysterious, through a projection room, showing all the burial traditions of both civilisations. Inside this dark room a very long show case leads you to the treasure room, displaying many fine objects, and leading to a projection room explaining the creation of the alphabet by the Canaanians.
From the exit door, you could peep into the exhibition through a glass of the treasure room.

  • Role Exhibition designer in partnership with Jonathan Canetti
  • For The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Date Mars 2016

Exhibition entrance
Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Time line and maps

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff

Photograph: Daniel Sheriff