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The Helmet Project

Originally on display October 23 – November 8, 2009

From ancient times to the present, helmet design has balanced protection of the head and face with comfort, ease of use, and visual impact. Helmets were created to perform a simple defensive task, but in many cultures they evolved to serve ceremonial and decorative functions as well. These often conflicting purposes complicate the story. They also make it more interesting.

The Helmet Project focuses on one chapter of this fascinating history: the use of protective headgear in motorcycling. For this exhibit the Harley-Davidson Museum challenged Fine Art and Industrial Design students from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design to create works reacting to and extending the rich history of the helmet.

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