Museums • Monuments
- For many years I have been engaged in full site interpretation at numerous heritage locations whichhave featured Museum Galleries • Castles • Stately Homes • World Heritage Sites • Interior and Exterior
Interpretation Panels throughout the UK.Here are a few project examples from recent files which have been installed together with original
conceptual material which are totally original.
Other heritage disciplines can be found as separate files on my site which are meant to illustrate the
eclectic mix of styles which may be be required from one heritage site to another.
- Detail of 10M dia. cone shaped suspended ceiling within a hexagonal constructed Towerwith a stylized structure forming part of a canopy and dais housing the artefacts of the1969 Royal Investiture at Caernarfon Castle.
- ARTEFACTS ~ Throne and Foot Stool. Sourced and fabricated from North Wales Slate Quarries.Designed by: 1st Earl of Snowdon, AntonyArmstrong-Jones
- Touch Screen, edited version of the Royal Investiture of H.R.H. Prince of Wales in 1969.Edited by G. Parry-Jones and sourced and licensed from BBC Worldwide presentations.The Foot Stool is recessed into the slate dais located behind the screen.
- Featured showcase displays the original Royal Investiture Throne of HRHPrince Charles at his Royal Investiture in Caernarfon Castle in 1969 andrests on a 38mm thick slate daias sourced from the Dinorwic Slate Quarryin North Wales. In the foreground is a further display which houses aKneeling Stool used by the Prince during his oath of office in front of HMQueen Elizabeth II and positioned here behind a Touch Screenpresentation of the Ceremony.
- This was my 2nd professional visit to Criccieth in North West Wales and where I had previously installed an exhibit on the life of the 12th-century cleric Giraldus Cambrensis ('Gerald of Wales'). The photographs below show an additional installation designed on the theme on the Castles of the Welsh Princes which replaces an older version. The total foot print was very restrictive, which incorporated a retail area to the entrance and allowing interpretation elements to follow the perimeter of the room with a central feature to offer a somewhat transparent barrier for visitor flow. The transparent element was essential for such a small area and hence a Triskeleon structure at waist height prooved to be successful.
- Integrated surface graphics and timber wallboard located on a bespoke polished stainless steel framework
- The centre feature is based on a Triskeleon shape with three radiating structures from a central pointwhich provides a stand alone graphic interpretation unit. Each shape is triangular in cross section.
- The Triskeleon elements of the structure are supported by four hollow beech faced units which house back-lit transparencies and housing for architectural artifacts as shown.
- Detail of 10M dia. cone shaped suspended ceiling within a hexagonal Tower with a stylized structure forming part of a canopy and dais housing the artefacts of the 1969 Royal Investiture
- A closer detail of one of the radiating structures, linked to the freestanding back-lit unit.
- Integrated surface graphics and timber wallboard located on a bespoke polished stainless steel framework with cylindrical showcase unit to the foreground.
- Freestanding vacuum - sealed cylindrical showcase with reconstruction model of Castell y Bere
- Entrance feature with a circular canopy suspended above the central display area.
- Reception desk and retail area for the sale of mugs, toy swords, shields, calenders and guide books etc.
- Lectern style Interpretation Panels on the theme of the ring of Castles constructedby Edward I in North and North West Wales and located within the Visitor Centre.
- Overall view of Visitor Centre together with Reception and Retail Areas.
- Contact : Glyn Parry-Jones, Project Director
Tel: 029 2035 0001
Edited : 28 February 2012
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