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ANIMALS IN WAR

 

This exhibit about the roles animals have played in war is part of an ongoing effort

by the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) to bring human-centered

stories into the museum’s presentations of aircraft and armored vehicles .

 

Overhanging the exhibit are parts of a sculpture emblematic of the story of parachuting dogs

used in wartime. Below are a seated “paradog” and other parts of a set of animal figures offering

inviting experiential qualities.

 

Most of the photos seen here were taken during “Dog Days” at FHCAM, an inaugural opening

event that visitors were encouraged to bring their dogs to. Shared photos of such events are

key to the museum’s promotional efforts.

 

The system of walls and cabinetry shown here was designed especially for FHCAM. Made of

lightweight panels and “clips” that hold them together at angles, configurations may be put up,

taken down, or moved around in minutes.

Narrative graphic content created for the exhibit includes gravitating introductory pieces,

sections that explore the wartime roles of animals at-a-glance and in greater detail; and a

wall honoring animals decorated for their service.

 

P R O J E C T   :   Animals in War Exhibit

T Y P E   :   1,000 sq. ft. interpretive exhibit

O U R R O L E   :   Exhibit design (Narrative content and design; Display system; Original sculpture) 

C L I E N T  :   Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM), Everett, WA

Partners in development of the exhibit included: Mach 2 Arts (implementation of sculptures,

including animal figures and stylized parachutes); Northwest Building Tech Inc. (Fabrication

of display structures); and Imagine (Graphics production). Photography by Brady Harvey.