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Whitehead Railway Museum
Our museum design project in Northern Ireland has been short-listed for a national heritage award.
The Manisty Award is presented in memory of the long-serving chairman of The Association of Railway Preservation Societies, Captain Peter F Manisty RN, MBE, to an organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to railway preservation.
RPSI chairman Canon John McKegney said: “We are delighted that Whitehead Railway Museum has received recognition in this highly-regarded UK-wide competition for heritage railway organisations.
“We are proud of what has been achieved at the museum and feedback from our visitors shows a high satisfaction rating which is hugely encouraging.”
Culture Perth and Kinross
We’re delighted to be working with Culture Perth and Kinross on two new projects.
Initial design work has begun on the programme for Platform 2018, a week-long festival of Perthshire Creativity to be held in March next year.
We are also working with AK Bell Library to design and install a new exhibition to celebrate the life and works of Perth poet William Soutar and other local writers.
The Malting House Design Studio has taken up residence in a newly converted business hub within Tay Street Lane Mews.
Joining architects Andrew Black Design and service design agency Open Change,
The Malting House’s arrival marks the completion of the project which saw Andrew Black and his team breathe new life into the 19th century building.
Set in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, the building dates back to around 1830 and
is built against part of the historic old town wall. The buildings are C listed and the exterior was renovated in 2011 by Dundee City Council. Initially a shell, the traditional mews building has been regenerated with a striking, modern interior.
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that we will shortly be moving into new purpose-built premises at the centre of Dundee’s Cultural Quarter.
The 1820’s mews building, built against the old city wall, has been beautifully converted by architects Andrew Black Design into fantastic studio spaces.
From 4th September you will find us at The Mews, 29 Tay Street Lane, Dundee DD1 4EF • Telephone 01382 201171
Carnegie Library and Galleries, Dunfermline
We’re delighted to have won the tender to design the first ever temporary exhibition in the new extension of the Carnegie Library in Dunfermline. The modern extension designed by Richard Murphy Architects provides an excellent space for changing exhibitions.
Working with the curatorial team we will design “We Made It”, an exhibition celebrating the completion of the extension and involvement of over 400 volunteers in ongoing projects including archaeology, architecture and the conservation of the museum collections.
The exhibition is due to open in May 2017. (Photograph: Richard Murphy Architects)
Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther
We have been working with the museum
to develop three interactive activities celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Alongside a pottery and stratigraphy drawer exhibit, we created this massive A0 size jigsaw with a fantastic illustration by Jurek Putter of Anstruther.
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RSPI) Whitehead Railway Museum, NI
Following 18 months work, the exhibitions for the new railway museum at Whitehead,
are finally ready to open! Collaborating with GBDM and curator Lesley Walker we produced exhibition, branding and marketing materials.
The RPSI have been renovating and running steam locomotives on the mainline for over
50 years. They have recently received over £3 million of investment from the Heritage Lottery and Tourism Northern Ireland to improve their workshop facilities and open a new visitor attraction at Whitehead.
The exhibitions tell the history of the railways in Ireland and of some of the pioneers who brought rail travel to Whitehead in the 19th Century. Further panels celebrate the contribution of volunteers to the organisation and the processes and methods used to renovate steam locomotives and carriages.
The exhibitions are enhanced by a comprehensive programme of multi-media touch screens used throughout all areas of the museum and also simple interactive activities for children including brass rubbing and a dressing-up cart.
Cambus O’May Creamery
Cambus O’May Creamery approached us to adapt their existing cheese labels for new outlets. Cambus O’May and Auld Reekie cheeses are to be sold direct to distributers as whole cheeses and required new labels for display.
All previous labels have also been updated with ingredient lists to fulfil new food regulations.
Visitors to Royal Deeside can purchase cheese direct from the Creamery on the banks of the River Dee.