To celebrate the Royal Opera House’s Christmas production of Sleeping Beauty, we designed new displays for two of the Woodland fairy tutus. Printed overlays of forest foliage on to stretched fabric create striking backdrops for the exquisitely detailed tutus. Upholstered circular bases below help to frame the tutus, mimicking the ballerina on her mount inside a jewellery box.
Marking the centenary of her birth, the Royal Opera House are celebrating Margot Fonteyn's life and work. We were asked to create a display focusing on the tutu Fonteyn wore in the 1954 production of 'The Firebird', designed by Natalia Goncharova. Opposite the display, archival photographs hang above a series of small cases displaying jewellery and props. A large graphic of Fonteyn's face looks across the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
We are very pleased that the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) has awarded Lifting the Lid at The Vyne two Discover Heritage Awards in 2017. The Vyne won the category of Museums and Historic Properties/Sites, and the overall award for Excellence. The AHI said of the project:
"Lifting the Lid was awarded the AHI Award for Excellence because the Judging Panel felt it to be an exemplar of how we would like to see interpretation develop in the future, and for other organisations to take inspiration from. Lifting the Lid made bold and innovative decisions to demonstrate best-practice and innovation in accessibility and the role of interpretation in conservation.
The 2017 AHI Award for Excellence goes to a project that took the opportunity of major renovation works to ‘dust off’ their approach to interpretation by introducing new and dynamic interpretive methods, and to fully implement the idea that everything you do on site can - and should be - interpreted.”
We’re thrilled the AHI liked our work, and are proud to have worked with the National Trust and all the other creative collaborators within the project.
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Association for Heritage Interpretation
Visitors to Adnams Brewery in Southwold, Suffolk will soon have a further taste of what Adnams has to offer from the new visitor centre we're designing for them. Adding to the Brewery and Distillery tours currently on offer, the visitor centre will tell the story of Adnams, giving an overview of the brewing and distilling processes. Opening later this year...
Skellon Studio are very excited to be in the middle of designing the interpretation for the interior of the Pagoda in Kew Gardens which is set to re-open to the public in 2018, having been closed for many years.
The Pagoda was built in the eighteenth century and is currently undergoing refurbishment, including returning dragons to its many roofs, by Historic Royal Palaces who have appointed us to design the interpretation.
More news soon!
Historic Royal Palaces