Endeavour Galleries, National Maritime Museum, London
By : Casson Mann
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Culture, Sport & Leisure / Museum & Gallery : Gold Certification
Casson Mann created four new galleries at the National Maritime Museum, known as the Endeavour Galleries: Pacific Encounters, Polar Worlds, Tudor and Stuart Seafarers and Sea Things, increasing the existing permanent gallery space by 40%. From the offset, the project was about much more than displaying objects. At its heart, was the need to shift perceptions of the NMM, rooting the museum within its community and to radically reimagine the museum’s collections to make them relevant to a local, national and global audience.
Casson Mann’s design gave each gallery a distinct sense of place. ‘Polar Worlds’ evokes the cold and starkness of the regions. ‘Pacific Encounters’ is designed to suggest the Pacific has flooded the historic museum interior. In ‘Tudor and Stuart Seafarers’, dramatic lighting creates the sense of an opulent theatre set where players engage in dramatic clashes and adventures. ‘Sea Things’, designed to give an introductory and eclectic overview of the museum’s rich collections, is based on the idea of beach-combing the seashore.
Casson Mann used digital media to include new voices and a diversity of opinions, particularly where the museum did not necessarily have collections. This approach strengthened the NMM’s relationship with its core audiences and increased visits from unrepresented groups.
Graphic Designer : Why Not Associates
Lighting : DHA Designs
Other : Squint Opera
Other : Clay Interactive
Other : Chocolate Films
Other : Sysco
Architect : Purcell
Other : Realm Projects