We can’t believe it will be four years next month since the opening of Arundel Museum. There has been lots of exciting developments at the Museum since that time, and Potter Associates has enjoyed a fantastic ongoing relationship with the Museum.
Arundel Museum was opened in June 2013 by the Duke of Norfolk. Two years later, it won the Sussex Heritage Trust’s Public and Community Award. We at Potter Associates were extremely pleased that the Trust recognised the quality of design and clarity of the interpretation in the award citation: ‘The displays inside the museum are well-designed and informative, enabling the visitor to gain a real understanding of the town’s history.’ The Museum was also awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016, a testament to the tireless work of the Museum’s many volunteers.
WWI Temporary Exhibition
In 2016, the Museum commissioned Potter Associates to design a Heritage Lottery Fund sponsored temporary exhibition that went on display in May that year. The exhibition told the story of food production and rationing in the area during the First World War. It was originally scheduled to be on display for one weekend but ended up lasting nearly two months, such was the positive response to it. The budget for this temporary exhibition was a mere £2,500.
We have been invited back to Arundel next week for the official opening of the Museum by Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra. We look forward to revisiting this wonderful space again.