The AQUA Trail at Auckland Museum uncovered water stories behind 22 objects throughout the museum galleries. My design approach was clean and simple, each object was framed by a simple outline to draw attention to the relevant object in the busy display cases and galleries. This approach allowed for a flexible system of ever-changing graphic marks that worked with the diversity of objects, sizes and display presentations. Outlines were created using cut vinyl directly applied to cases, walls, floors or plinths as appropriate. Additionally, each object required a physical text label to complement the online/virtual content. I took the droplet form and reshaped it into a multi-purpose shape that was both a pointing device and a ‘speech bubble’ in which to house the water story. To further draw attention to the objects on the trail, we illuminated them with pools of blue light. This was done in collaboration with the Museum Display Team.