A Canterbury Tale

Power to Inspire, Canterbury Cathedral

The exhibition Power to Inspire placed Thomas Becket within the Christian traditions of faith, martyrdom and sainthood, and in the experience of Canterbury itself.

The Beckett Chasse on loan from the Victoria & Albert Museum and Beckett’s robe, from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, helped illuminate the story of his life, death and enduring influence.

Impressive displays of pilgrim badges drawn from museums and private collections across Britain connected visitors to the thousands of medieval pilgrims who visited Becket’s shrine.

​The proportions and scale of the displays were developed with reference to the historic architecture. Contemporary interventions were designed to enhance harmony and clarity.

Project type

Temporary Exhibition / Expo

Scope of works

  • Interpretative Planning
  • Exhibition Design and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Design and Construct

Scale

70m2

Location

Canterbury

Programme

1996-1997

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