Having already worked on an Egyptology themed exhibition for Bolton Library & Museum Services, we relished getting stuck into our latest touring exhibition, for which we worked on the interpretation as well as the design, in collaboration with The British Museum. Taking artefacts and stories from the British Museum’s vast archive, we developed an interpretation plan for the exhibition to tour around the UK, stopping at Dorman Museum (Middlesbrough), Ferens Art Gallery (Hull), the Lisburn Museum (Belfast) and Torquay Museum.
The exhibition centres around the Rosetta Stone. Discovered in 1799, this broken stone held the key to deciphering hieroglyphics. We developed a number of physical interactives and two digital kiosks featuring games; one exploring how Egyptians chronicled unlucky days of the year, and the other challenging players to decrypt hieroglyphic codes.
It was crucial that the elements were flexible enough to work in the physical spaces at all sites, and we worked with local contractors to deliver the exhibit at each of the hosting museums. The Ducks rose to the challenge of working with multiple stakeholders, designing something that suited everyone, whilst fitting in with the style of the individual museum.
Running with the Egypt theme, Ferens Art Gallery also asked us to develop a separate exhibition uncovering the mysteries of Tutankhamun. Appealing to both children and adults alike, visitors are invited to unearth the thrilling stories, myths and controversies surrounding the treasures of Tutankhamun.
The team has loved working on the project and in addition to the exhibition itself, our design team also supplied marketing materials to promote it, ranging from graphics, branding, social, print, banner runners and hoardings.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the Fuzzy Duck team on the Egyptian Hieroglyphs: unlock the mystery touring exhibition design. The team have worked flexibly to create a fun, family friendly exhibition design that will travel and adapt brilliantly to a range of spaces. We have been really impressed with the team’s creativity and their imaginative solutions in finding interactive ways to help visitors engage with the content.” Maria Bojanowska, British Museum
Ferens Art Gallery