London’s National Army Museum Opens today!
National Army Museum's reinvention is a thought-provoking triumph - The Telegraph
“Event is delighted to have been part of the Museum’s renaissance from the beginning. Our masterplanning process conceived a wholesale re-visioning of its content and its spaces. The result enables this vital story to be told in a compelling and engaging way that appeals to all audiences.” - James Alexander, CEO, Event Communications
Event is enormously pleased to celebrate the opening of the National Army Museum. Event has been closely involved in this project since 2011 when we were appointed by the Museum to deliver a Masterplan outlining the five-year transformation of the Chelsea site.
We were re-appointed in 2012 to design and deliver five permanent galleries that explore the various facets of the British Army from the English Civil War to the present day. Drawing from the blueprint set out in the Masterplan, Event’s interpretive design responds to the Museum’s desire to tell the story of the British Army in unique and dynamic ways, to attract larger and more diverse audiences – especially families – and to stimulate active debate about its wider role in society.
Each of the five principal exhibition spaces – Battle, Army, Soldier, Society, Insight – has a distinctive ‘voice’ and is designed to both work together and as a stand-alone experience. Together, they create a varied and dynamic journey tracing the origins of the British Army and its subsequent evolution through its deployment in an extraordinarily diverse range of locations across the globe as well as its involvement in the great struggles of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Event’s exhibition design is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Museum and the design team. It is exciting, ambitious, meets all the requirements of the HLF, including the provision of contemporary education, storage and archival spaces, and is fully aligned to the demands of new audiences as identified through an extensive research programme. Spectacular displays combine with intimate encounters with stories, accounts and objects to paint a rich and unalloyed portrait of the British Army.