Wayfinding signage, permanent Installations and temporary exhibits all require different types of signage, we take into consideration all factors when recommending materials and fixing methods for this kind of environment as we love museums just as much as those respondsible for them.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Theatre & Performance Museum, In association with the V&A
The V&A’s Theatre Collections hold the UK’s national collection of material about live performance in the UK. The Theatre & Performance collections are an incredible resource that document current practice and the history of all areas of performing arts in the UK, including drama, dance, opera, circus, puppetry, comedy, musical theatre, costume, set design, pantomime, popular music and much more...
RHM manufactured and installed digitally printed graphics on various substrates (foamex, dibond and non-slip floor graphics) as part of various exhibits around the museum. Showcasing such powerful performances always fills us with nostalgia, a real pleasure to produce.
Simon Annand Photography Exhibition
For 25 years, Simon Annand has been photographing actors in the half hour before they take the stage. This film records a session with fast-rising actor Ben Whishaw in his West End dressing room. Shot for a V&A display showcasing 25 years worth of photographs of actors shot by Annand in dressing rooms during 'The Half'. 'The Half' is the theatre term for the tense and nervous half hour of introspection actors endure in their dressing rooms before the curtain goes up.
RHM carried out a complete installation of the high-resolution photographic work on display, along with all the other graphic elements that accompanied the exhibition.
Reg Wilson Photography Exhibition
'Capturing The Moment'
This display showcased images by Reg Wilson, one of Britain's most prolific performance photographers. From the 1960s he recorded four decades of the performing arts in all their richness and variety, capturing the great and the good on stage, backstage and in the studio. This selection from Wilson's archive, chosen by the artist, showed every aspect of the performance process from the studio to the finished product. It also demonstrated a range of techniques, from the staged photo-call to the snatched backstage shot and included some of the earliest stage photography and colour productions.
RHM manufactured and installed the display frames and printed description graphics used to showcase these original prints in an exhibition which ran for ten months at the V&A Museum.
Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunneling Story
The exhibition brings to life the sheer scale of the work being done to deliver Crossrail, the new railway that will bring a 10 per cent increase to the city's rail capacity. Visitors will experience the tunnel environment, learn about the way Crossrail is burrowing under London, play interactive tunnelling games and hear the first hand experiences of those who work underground.
The exhibition features a large, five metre high, walk-through installation of a cross-section of a Crossrail tunnel to allow visitors to experience what it might be like to stand in a tunnel which is under construction deep underground. The tunnel contains a computer simulation of a giant boring machine in action, just like the one being used to dig Crossrail’s tunnels.
RHM installed printed graphics throughout the display, including cladding the large curved tunnel structures with foamex and printed graphics.