The Exhibitions Team has an unrivalled portfolio of projects and clients in the heritage and culture sector. Much of our work comes through direct recommendation and many of our clients return again and again.
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, LIBRARIES & ARCHIVES
We work with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across the UK and beyond. We fill management gaps, share skills, provide reassurance and generally make our clients feel better about their projects.
We regularly operate 'behind the scenes' on high profile exhibitions, from Mary Quant and Kubrick to Titanic. Many organisations become regular clients, including the British Museum, V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of London, London Transport Museum and Imperial War Museums.
Universities hold culturally significant collections and archives which offer compelling primary source material for study. We help academics to reach new audiences by converting their research into accessible and content-rich displays.
London South Bank University approached us to create a new art gallery. We provided curatorial and project management services to University College London to install a new exhibition in the Octagon Gallery.
The University of West London requested help to secure the Heathrow Archive and display it on campus. We gave project consultancy to the Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, for an international touring exhibition.
Many businesses realise that heritage represents an important part of their brand. We work with companies in the UK and abroad to identify the value in their archives and unlock their heritage for a broader audience.
We were hired to help develop a new museum for Clarks, the world-renowned shoemaker established in 1825. For lawyers Farrer & Co, which traces its origins to 1701, we mined their archive to create an exhibition about the 1948 Olympics, which the firm helped bring to London.
We are currently working with Farsons Brewery in Malta to develop an exhibition for the Old Brewhouse, a Grade II listed building with original 1950s copper kettles.
We help a broad spectrum of organisations to explore their heritage and engage with audiences: from theatre and dance companies to sports and emergency services.
When the National Theatre wanted a strategy to reach new audiences, our work resulted in a programme of free exhibitions in the Lyttelton Lounge. When the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime wondered how to use their vast collection held at Scotland Yard and beyond, our work paved the way for The Crime Museum Uncovered, a special exhibition hosted by the Museum of London.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
As well as being places of worship, religious sites have their own stories to tell through their historic buildings and extraordinary collections.
We were commissioned by Westminster Abbey to provide an interpretation consultancy for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries.
Prior to that, we compiled a collections database and devised an approach for handing historic church plate during daily worship.
HISTORICAL BUILDINGS & SITES
The world is surrounded by historically important buildings and archaeological sites, and we have helped to bring many of these to life.
We devised new art and architecture tours for the Houses of Parliament and collaborated with archaeologists to interpret Newgrange, an internationally significant Neolithic landscape in the Republic of Ireland.
For Titanic Belfast, we worked with senior management and external stakeholders to agree a strategy for future display developments. With London Transport Museum, we coordinated a funding application to restore a First World War Battle Bus which toured key sites on the Western Front in Belgium and France.