Event Named Exhibition Designer for New History Centre in Plymouth
"This is no small task that Event has taken on. Understanding our past is a vital part of shaping our future. It can be a very personal subject, touching the core of family and community. We are expecting people to get very passionate about what they expect to see here. Event's task now is to embrace that passion, absorb all of the stories and help us to present them in such a way, that the people of Plymouth will be proud of their new History Centre," said Programme Director Paul Brookes.
After a highly competitive tender process, Event has been named as Exhibition Designer for the £24 million Plymouth History Centre, a project whose partners include: Plymouth City Council, South West Film and TV Archive, South West Image Bank, and Plymouth University. Last week the Event team, including CEO James Alexander and Creative Director Esther Dugdale, toured the city to get a closer look at the collections.
“Plymouth is a special place and the History Project is a special project,” said James Alexander. “Event is delighted to be on board and we are all looking to joining the team and getting engaged with the important next stage of development. The coming few years should be challenging and rewarding in equal measure.”
Deputy Leader Councillor Peter Smith said of the project: “Many of the stories in the centre will come from the people of Plymouth, they will be about the people of Plymouth and now we want to know what they expect to see inside. This work will be fed back to Event who will begin to weave responses into the design….Over the next 5 years we will be asking the people of Plymouth to tell us their stories and share their knowledge of Plymouth. This is just the next step in letting them take ownership of their project.”.
Event is the leading experience design agency in Europe, recognised internationally for its consistent ingenuity, design and storytelling excellence and exemplary project management. We produce masterplans for museums, heritage attractions, cultural quarters as well as brand and corporate experiences. We create interpretive and interactive design concepts, along with full technical specification and creative direction of permanent and temporary exhibitions. We provide integrated programme and cost management for many of the world’s largest experience projects.