Designing the Design Museum
In 2009 we were appointed to review the collection and collecting strategy of a museum that never wanted a collection. This was the start of a long relationship which saw us appointed as lead for Content and Interpretation through the £45m capital works of their move from Shad Thames to High Street Kensington.
Our consultancy saw us adopt a key role in a wide ranging multi-disciplinary team of architects and designers, organisational, operational and curatorial experts. We spent days with the Trustees and with the front of house staff, often facilitating the conversations which would become central to their new identity. We authored a number of key pieces, including the visitor engagement and content strategies and concept for Designer Maker User.
Year: 2009 – 2016
Client: The Design Museum
Team: Dee Halligan, Daniel Charny, Devorah Moritz, Koby Barhad, Johanna Agerman, Tom Wilson
Categories: Research and strategy, Facilitation, Curating
WHAT WE DO
We’ve curated exhibitions, delivered activity programmes and publications, and shaped the purpose and identity of the organisations and institutions that house them.
Facing uncertain futures, we’ve been speculating about cities and high streets, museums and shops, communities, work and education.
We’ve designed workshops and facilitated conversations, enabling big, complex and/or diverse groups of people articulate and shape their ideas
We create tools, formats and programmes, that motivate and inspire learners to unlock their potential and shift their horizons