This newly opened subterranean museum is composed of exhibitions on three levels, beneath Bloomberg’s new European Headquarters. The ground level features an impressive display of over 600 Roman artifacts. The strong presence of ancient life is vividly depicted through a range of personal effects, glassware, wooden writing tablets and ceramics. A rotating gallery space houses a series of contemporary art commissions responding to one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites.
▼展览陈列了一系列古罗马文物，the exhibition displays a series of ancient Roman relics
访客可以通过楼梯下到夹层，楼梯两侧的花岗岩墙壁刻有从现代到古罗马的历史街景图。 在这里，预设的媒体演示与教学互动相结合。 在最低层，古代庙宇地基被在雾境中可见的光束分为三个维度。雾气和定向光的使用，创造了寺庙残壁仿佛要从废墟中升起的错觉。
▼位于底层的古代庙宇地基被在雾境中可见的光束分为三个维度，the temple foundation is brought into three dimensions using light beams rendered visible through the presences of environmental haze
▼文物细部，details of the relics
▼参观者使用媒体演示设备了解展品，visitors use media demonstration equipment to learn about the exhibits
Visitors descend to the mezzanine level via a cascading stair with flanking granite walls etched with stratigraphy – the layers of history going from modern to Ancient Roman street elevation. Here, a projected media presentation is coupled with didactic interactives. At the lowest level, the temple foundation is brought into three dimensions using light beams rendered visible through the presences of environmental haze. With the use of haze, directed light creates the illusion of the temple walls as if rising from the ruins.
▼展览现场有一种寺庙残壁从废墟中升起的错觉，with the use of haze, directed light creates the illusion of the temple walls as if rising from the ruins
▼光影细部，details of the shadow
Completion: November 2017
Collaborator: Local Projects (Lead Designer/ Media); Matthew Schreiber (Haze/ Lighting Design); Tillotson Design Associates (Architectural Lighting); Foster + Partners (Architect of Record) ; Museum of London Archeology
Photographer: James Newton