A pop-up museum is a temporary art installation or traveling exhibition that can be set up for a short period of time. They may offer a more experiential and tactile experience than a traditional museum or gallery. However, they must still offer a visitor experience that is different and exciting.
Many museums, galleries, and exhibition spaces around the world are rethinking what they do with their current space in the face of a public increasingly demanding novelty and innovation. Taking the lead from pop-up museums that have popped up in various locations, some museum professionals are looking at ways to reimagine what a museum can be and how it can engage with the public.
The Museum of Ice Cream
The Museum of Ice Cream is an interactive pop-up museum that features various ice cream-themed installations and exhibits. The museum offers a multisensory experience, with colorful and playful installations designed to be Instagram-worthy and provide a fun backdrop for photos. Some popular installations include a sprinkle pool, a banana swing, a mint garden, and a cherry-themed room.
Color Factory is an interactive pop-up museum that offers a multisensory experience with various colorful installations and interactive exhibits designed to stimulate the senses. The museum features various installations and exhibits designed to engage visitors playfully and interactively. Some popular exhibits include a ball pit filled with over 500,000 yellow balls, a room filled with giant colorful ribbons, and a colorful conveyor belt that dispenses macarons.
29Rooms is an interactive pop-up exhibition created by Refinery29, a media company focused on women’s lifestyles and culture. The exhibition features 29 different rooms with unique installations and experiences created by diverse artists and designers. The theme of 29Rooms changes every year, with each room exploring a different aspect of the theme through interactive installations, performances, and other sensory experiences. Past themes have included “Turn It Into Art,” “Expand Your Reality,” and “Illuminating Voices.”
The Rosé Mansion
The Rosé Mansion is an interactive pop-up museum celebrating all things rosé wine. The exhibition features various themed rooms and installations, providing a playful, Instagram-worthy experience. The Rosé Mansion takes visitors on a journey through different rooms, each with a unique theme and design that explores different aspects of the rosé wine experience. Visitors can learn about the history of rosé, how it’s made, and how to pair it with food. There are also plenty of opportunities for photos, including a bathtub filled with roses and a giant ball pit.
Candytopia is an interactive pop-up museum that celebrates all things candy. The exhibition features various themed rooms and installations, providing a playful, Instagram-worthy experience. Candytopia takes visitors on a journey through different rooms, each with a unique theme and design that explores different aspects of candy culture. Visitors can learn about the history of candy, sample various types of candy, and interact with various installations, such as a life-size candy dragon and a confetti-filled candy room.