Two Event projects shortlisted for the 2018 Museum + Heritage Awards
Congratulations to the National Army Museum and Aerospace Bristol for being shortlisted in this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards! Since 2002 the M+H Awards have recognised the innovators innovation across the UK and international museums and heritage visitor attraction.
The National Army Museum, shortlisted in the best permanent exhibition category, re-opened in 2017 following a £23.75m refurbishment. In 2011 Event was appointed to deliver a Masterplan for the Museum’s complete renewal. In 2012 Event was re-appointed as exhibition designers for the project. Displays play to the strengths of the Museum’s rich collections which include objects as intimidating as a giant Rapier Missile System and as poignant as a child’s blood-stained shoe and. The experiences of individual service personnel are explored, as are those outside the Army whose lives it has affected. Intimate encounters combine with spectacular displays to paint a rich, coherent and comprehensive portrait of the British Army.
Event was also the exhibition designer for Aerospace Bristol, shortlisted for best marketing campaign. Having worked initially with the Bristol Aero Collection Trust to secure £4.7 million in funding through successful HLF Round 1 and 2 bids, Event was commissioned to design and deliver Aerospace Bristol, which opened in October 2017. Set within 9.5 acres of Filton Airfield, the project consists of a main heritage exhibition located in the listed WWI Hangar 16S and a new Concorde Hanger to provide a permanent home to the last British Concorde assembled at Filton.
The awards will be presented in the Historic Staterooms of 8 Northumberland on Wednesday May 16, 2018. Good to luck to both projects!