Student Show: MUSEUM FEAST


Parsons Paris MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and MFA Design and Technology programs present Museum Feast, an exhibition of student work mediating the collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs in the age of new media.

The exhibition displays projects which combine experience design and research on the history and curation of the decorative arts. The works are focused on the theme of food culture and arts de la table as found in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Ranging from hybrid artworks to gift-shop products, the works explore the realms of design, art and pedagogy to enhance the visitor experience of the museum’s collection. From augmented reality to sensory design, interactive mediation and immersive technology, the exhibition revisits traditional curatorial formats, such as the period room, as well as mediating formats, such as the guided tour.

These projects have been developed in an exciting new class, “Object, Archive, Interface: Museum API”, co-taught by Emmanuel Guy (Director, MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies) and Julien Dorra (Faculty, MFA Design + Technology), and in close collaboration with the team of educators from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

The exhibition will be part of the 2015 edition of D-Days, Festival du Design Grand Paris dedicated to Design and Experience from June 1-5th. The gallery is open M-F from noon to 6pm. The exhibition will be on display until June 22nd.