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Museum exhibition shortlisted for prestigious Design award
December 19, 2008, 9:07
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Lindow Man: A bog body mystery at The Manchester Museum has been shortlisted in the 2009 Design Week Awards.

 Lindow Man: A bog body mystery has been shortlisted in the Temporary Exhibition Design category. Celebrating creative excellence, the award winners will be announced in March 2009. The exhibition which runs until April 2009, will be assessed against eight other finalists for the quality of its design and execution.

 Stephen Booth, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions commented ‘Lindow Man: A bog body mystery challenged museum exhibition design and we are delighted that it has been shortlisted for one of the world’s most prestigious design awards.’

 ‘The exhibition was designed and built in-house. The advantage of this as a designer, is that you can be involved throughout the whole process and work closely with different departments across the Museum.’

 Lindow Man: A bog body mystery explores the mystery of Lindow Man through the voices of seven people. They offer new perspectives on his life and death, presenting a series of viewpoints and experiences which look at what he means to us today.

If a winner, the exhibition will enter the archive for all time and become part of the country’s creative heritage.


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I’m a sucker for museum design – I often spend more time looking at the minutiae of the method of display rather than the exhibits themselves. I thought the Lindow man display was fascinating; I was captivated by the colours, textures and typography as soon as I walked in. It looks like you used recycled materials, with the cocktail of veneers and finishes and rough edges. I hope this is the case, as it would add a great sustainability angle to the design, and hopefully the award will be yours.

Comment by Karl Sinfield

We did use recycled materials. Let’s keep our finger crossed for the award.

Comment by bryansitch

Thanks for this. Used about 13 tons of recyclable materials!

Comment by bryansitch

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