An exhibition designer essentially crafts how an exhibition will look, whether that's in a gallery, a museum, a library, or else for a business, show, event or conference. They will draw up designs, floor plans, lighting plans and visitor pathways using digital technology or simply a pencil and paper, as well as making decisions on the materials that will be used, the different mediums by which information will be presented, and the levels of interactivity that the display will involve. Large, renowned institutions like the V&A will have in-house exhibitions designers, while other, smaller or independent ventures will employ an external designer on the basis of need or for specific events.
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