Client: Gairloch Museum
Designers: Campbell & Co.
Exhibition Fit Out: Elmwood Projects
In this project we had the exciting opportunity of working on the transformation of a former anti-aircraft operations room into a as part of a £2.4 million project. The package included the manufacture and installation of various set works, cases, audio and visual aids.
This Grade I listed building captures and celebrates the area’s heritage and culture. Therefore we ensured that we worked to respect the extensive history of the building, its collections and what it means to local people.
The first floor is a journey through time from the very special geological history of the area to the fishing and crofting industries and includes, illicit whisky distilling, school days in Gairloch and the impact of three 20th century wars. A small film theatre and a temporary exhibition gallery complete the visitor experience.
Elmwood delivered Setworks, whilst co-ordinating from the outset through to installation the Display Cases, AV and Graphics to the Ground and First Floor of the former The AAOR (Anti-Aircraft Operations Room)
Our longstanding working relationship with Campbell & Co. was put back in to action in this quite unique project. Our ability to technically interpret Campbell & Co.’s drawing for all packages, manufacture and install and setworks and manage the subcontracted packages, culminating in a well executed and programmed onsite delivery meant the end product was a realisation of the designs Campbell & Co. had gone to great lengths to create with the client.
In October 2020, Gairloch Museum was one of five UK museums to receive the accolade Art Fund Museum of the Year.
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