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Museum Interpretation Contract Won

What a great way to start 2013! We have just been awarded the museum interpretation contract for Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s new museum at the American Express Community Stadium. The contract includes museum interpretation, signage, way-finding, graphics and branding.

Plans for the museum have been floating about ever since the stadium was built, and was originally intended to be in place for the opening of the Amex back in the summer of 2011. However, the club has been a bit busy recently with all the expansions and new training ground plans, so it was put on the back burner.

However I can now happily say that works are due to start and the new museum should be operational by the end of May 2013, allowing fans to enjoy the famous high points of the clubs 112 year history.

We were approached by BHAFC regarding the museum, and then introduced PLB to the football club. PLB is a heritage design consultancy, who we worked with extremely closely with on the Basing House Ruins Project where we provided much museum interpretation. The club were delighted with the proposals set out by PLB, and there after we successfully tendered for the works and manufacture is planned for February/March. We have good knowledge and experience now within the museum interpretation field, after projects such as Lewes Castle, Havering Museum and Basing House Ruins.

Havering Museum signs get a refresh

One area which is definitely growing for Graffiti is the Museum and Heritage sector. Last week we installed the Heritage signage for the new Havering Museum.

What was the brief?
The project was HLF funded and linked to English Heritage, and it was opened by the mayor of Romford on 24th Feb. We were initially set a 16 week delivery but due to planning complications we had to complete in 10 weeks. The designs were created by David McCabe design who we have worked with on previous projects such as the renovation of Lewes Castle.

What was the signage?
We provided security grills to the 11 windows at the front of the old Romford Brewery which has been rebranded as Havering Museum. The grills consisted of hand forged steel frames and decorative cross bars, which then had brushed stainless steel text and logos applied to them. The logos were intricate leaf patterns with the grains running in the direction of the leaves to provide a 3d effect.

What did the client think?
We had the below response from Lauren Taylor at the London Borough of Havering:

“just to say thank you for getting the majority of the window grilles up at the museum before the opening event on Wednesday. They look fantastic and we had very positive feedback from everyone”

What did it look like?
See for yourself…

Stainless steel letters

Lewes Castle Opening

On the 3rd November 2009, the HLF funded Project @ Lewes Castle was unveiled at a grand opening by HRH the Duke of Kent. Graffiti Design worked with David McCabe Design to produce all the external Interpretation and Graphics panels these included stand alone lecterns with graphic interpretation of the History of the surrounding area.

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