Salon Dore Conservation Project, Fine Arts Museums San Francisco

Year-long conservation documentation and creation of an educational in-gallery interactive

 Salon Dore Conservation Project, Fine Arts Museums San Francisco   Year-long conservation documentation and creation of an educational in-gallery interactive

About the Project:

  • Role: Digital Producer, Developer, Designer, Video Producer, Animator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Technology: Webapp
  • Conference: “The Immersive Period Room: Historic and Contemporary Approaches to Interactive Storytelling,” Museums and the Web, 2014.

In 2013 the Salon Doré, an 18th-century French period room in the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, was completely de-installed to undergo a yearlong conservation project. Throughout the year, I (made possible by a Kress Foundation grant) created a variety of digital content designed to document and interpret the work of museum conservators, architects, and curators. Videos, photography, 2- and 3D animations, and 3D printing projects were published on the Museums’ website and social media, and provided unprecedented digital access to the entire year long process. The final project concluded with an education in-gallery iPad webapp, which highlighted the history, conservation, and kid’s corner of the Salon Dore through a variety of interactives, animations, and video work.


The goal of the in-gallery webapp was to create a non-linear, engaging, and interactive story that tells the rich history of the Salon Doré, with an emphasis on its most recent transformation during the year-long restoration.

Sample of Educational Videos:

Sample of Animation Videos:

What is an 18th-century period room? Find out from these animated videos in the "Kid's Corner" of the interative.