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Hadrian's Cavalry

Hadrian’s Cavalry was a spectacular 2017 exhibition across 10 Roman museums and galleries across Hadrian’s Wall. The Arts Council England-funded exhibition exploring the role and daily life of Rome’s elite cavalry forces.

 

We managed the project with our friend Dr Nigel Mills, overseeing and implementing the exhibition programme on behalf of the project partnership.

 

We project-managed the loans process, specialist sub-contractors, events programmes, interpretation and design, outreach and education, and marketing.

Coniston Copper

Coniston Copper was a National Lottery Heritage Fund project that helped local people connect with their mining heritage. LDNPA led the project. Historic mining structures were repaired, volunteers joined archaeological excavations, and volunteer researchers published a booklet. Schools explored the mines and made films about the site's history and its stories.

 

We contributed Activity and Interpretation Plans to both Stage 1 and Stage 2 bids. We managed the volunteers, delivered the activity and interpretation and delivered the learning programme with local schools.

Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Scheme

We researched, planned and developed content for interpretation panels across heritage sites in the Upper Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in North Yorkshire.

 

We worked with our friends at The Way Design to design and install the panels across several flagship sites in the  AONB which reflect its rich heritage. The project was part of the NHLF and Leader-funded Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Ynis Cybi: Our Island Gem

The Isle of Anglesey County Council appointed us to write an interpretation strategy in support of an NHLF Stage 2 bid for Ynis Cybi: Our Island Gem Landscape Partnership Scheme.

 

We worked with our friend Dr Nigel Mills to develop an interpretive strategy and framework that reflected the area’s heritage resources, ensuring that the work to develop and deliver the proposed projects included solid community involvement.

 

The scheme was awarded £1.15million by NHLF in June 2019.

'The People's Business' exhibition

In 2013, The Co-operative Group commissioned 'The People’s Business – 150 years of The Co-operative' exhibition. We worked as the exhibition and interpretation curator for the exhibition. We worked closely with the People’s History Museum and The Co-operative Group to develop and produce it.

 

We told the story of a journey from humble beginnings in a small Rochdale shop to one of the UK’s largest, most successful and ethical businesses. Our interpretation and project management plan guided content development and production. We developed exhibition content and design and managed external contracts.

Archives+ and Manchester Central Library learning resources

During 2015-2016 we developed Key Stage 2 resources for Manchester Archives + and Central Library. We audited and reviewed the current learning offer and resources at Archives+ and Manchester Central Library. The resources were developed in consultation with teachers and partners.

 

The resources comprised: a self-guided tour of Manchester Central Library for schools; a guide to facilitated visits and the outreach offer; and two Key Stage 2-3 learning resources drawing on archive material relating to Manchester Communities and the Manchester Ship Canal. These resources now form part of the permanent learning offer at Archives+ and Manchester Central Library.

Morecambe Bay Interpretation Strategy

Working with colleagues at TellTale, we led the development of an Interpretation Strategy for Morecambe Bay.

 

We undertook research, an interpretive audit and in-depth consultation to inform the strategy which will help to guide future development of interpretation across this special place.

 

This work was funded by Headlands to Headspace, Morecambe Bay

Partnership’s Heritage Lottery Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Galloway Glens

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme appointed us during their NHLF development phase to help them understand the local landscape and steer their project outputs.

 

We worked with Dr Nigel Mills to develop an interpretation strategy that included a framework to help guide the client identify, define and develop potential projects.

 

The scheme was awarded £2.73million by NHLF in December 2017.

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