Southwark Heritage Centre - Myth Making

London Borough of Southwark

Exhibition design & fabrication. Bespoke sculpture commission

Wignall & Moore were commissioned by the London Borough of Southwark to design and deliver a new exhibition for the Cuming Collection of natural and social history. The exhibition reinvigorated the collection whilst telling the stories of the people of Southwark.

The exhibition formed the centre piece gallery of the new Southwark Heritage Centre. Wignall & Moore’s fresh take on curation, created a high impact gallery to launch the new public building. With innovative use of interpretive text as a graphic device, and the inclusion of bespoke sculptural display cases, they created a bespoke aesthetic to attract a diverse audience.

The practice undertook a year-long public consultation programme with multiple hands-on public workshops and an in-depth series of stakeholder engagements with the museum’s own curatorial team. These insights were used to develop stories, refine concepts and select objects to be shown in the new exhibition.

‘Wignall & Moore have been exemplary in delivering a truly unique gallery. The Cuming collection has been showcased with exception experiential impact yet balanced with appropriate contextual anchors’
Judy Aitken, Head Curator, London Borough of Southwark

Design and delivery of primary exhibition space at the heart of the new heritage centre. Exhibition design including concept, narrative approach, interpretation and graphics, spatial arrangement and physical interventions. RIBA Stages 0-7.