Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Turning ideas in to reality!

Last week, museum staff were invited on a tour of Wakefield One, now that the first phase of the building works has been completed. All were in agreement that the spaces were looking very impressive and placing the new museum in this very contemporary setting would be a challenging yet exciting prospect.

Our in-house design team have been working very hard on developing a new and exciting floor plan for the museum displays. We want to give the collections a new lease of life and tell the stories of Wakefield people, past and present. The next stage is to hand over our designs to a specialist museum fit–out company who will turn our aspirations into 3D reality.

Just to give you a taster of the work that has been done so far, the image below is of the ‘Welcome to Wakefield’ zone - it will be the first areas you will see when you enter the new museum. It will focus on interesting objects and facts that many people, locals included, may find surprising about the city (for example did you know that we have what is probably the oldest British letter box still in existence!)

It will be fascinating to see how these initial designs and ideas are further developed in the next few months – so watch this space!

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