Archaeology Galleries at the Museo de Pontevedra and Virtual Castro Culture Centre in Lalín

Design and production of the contents and museographic elements for two venues dedicated to the dissemination of Pontevedra heritage: exhibition architecture, display cases, supports and lighting, texts, illustrations, audiovisuals, interactives and graphics.

The Museo de Arqueología de Pontevedra has revamped its exhibition spaces with a project that prioritises the archaeological artefacts and lends the furniture and graphic supports a sense of formal continuity, defining an intuitive tour itinerary that orientates visitors and creates differentiated ambiances so that information can be organised hierarchically and the objects displayed to greatest effect. Moreover, its facilities are virtually “linked” to a new cultural venue, the Castro Culture Centre in Lalín, which will occupy three circular modules in the town’s municipal services building, designed by the studio Mansilla y Tuñón as a kind of “technological castro” or hill fort. This centre will offer a wide range of contents related to the Castro culture of the Deza district, its history and certain traditions that have survived and been renewed in areas like the landscape, literature and cuisine. A call for tenders was issued for every part of the project, from the design and production of texts, graphics and audiovisuals to the installation of the museography, and the contract was awarded to Empty, which enlisted the assistance of the museographer Víctor Imperial and the architect Andrés Ibáñez.