Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life one of Smithsonian Top 12 Museums to Visit in 2016
One of Event's current projects, The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, in Kimmeridge, Dorset has been listed as one of the twelve new museums to visit in 2016 by Smithsonian.com alongside other exciting new openings such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
Event has been fortunate to have worked with Steve Etches and the museum team since 2013 to create a permanent home for a world class fossil collection and a community centre for Kimmeridge. The fossil specimens will be carefully presented and interpreted to bring life to their individual stories. Visitors will leave the museum recognising that fossils are tangible evidence of living beings and that there are a wealth of untold stories to explore and discover as well as a lot to be learnt from this former life on earth. As well as the exhibition, the Etches Collection will include an educational and research area and a visible workshop enabling careful extraction and preparation process to take place so the collection can continue to develop and expand.
Event’s strength lies in the diversity, scale and number of our projects, many of which are recognised as benchmark combinations of object display, installation art, multimedia, interactives, set work and graphics. Current projects include the National Army Museum in London, St. Fagan’s National History Museum of Wales, Canterbury Cathedral, Plymouth History Centre, Bristol Aerospace Centre, State Tretyakov Gallery Masterplan in Moscow, Naturalis National Natural History Museum of the Netherlands, Kuwait Oil Company Visitor Centre, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC), Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa House in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Epic Ireland - an exploration of the Irish Diaspora in Dublin and Meet Vincent Van Gogh, an international travelling exhibition commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
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