As designers, we get asked regularly to produce the ‘WOW’ factor for an attraction or school. But what does this mean?
The procedural, box ticking exercise that underpins our school building programmes means that today, when we face so many issues in education, we are losing a huge opportunity to design spaces that really work for children.
Our recent collaboration with Freedom Media in Jersey to design a new interactive gallery called Whispers and Lies at the Jersey War Tunnels shows that an exhibition can have a big impact even on small budget.
One of the interesting debates we have had in our office recently focused on the purpose of local museums. Should such museums be judged on their social, cultural, or economic impact, and how do we safeguard their future?
This time last week we braved the pouring rain to attend the official opening of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s new Gateway Project.
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 has won the Sussex Heritage Trust’s Public and Community Award for 2015. For our designs the citation reads… ‘The displays inside the museum are well-designed and informative, enabling the visitor to gain a real understanding of the town’s history.’ As creators of the scheme we are extremely pleased that the Trust felt the […]
Jonothan Potter joined members of the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum’s interpretation team for a writing workshop given by Cathy Lewis, a writer of interpretation copy. The workshop was extremely useful and made everyone think carefully about how they wanted the interpretation to feel. It also became clear how challenging it is going to be and how long the process is likely to take. As an exhibition designer I often (half jokingly) tell clients that graphics are the first thing to be started and the last thing to be manufactured, such is the complexity of the process.
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