John Sunderland

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1993-96 Celtica

The History of the Celtic People of Wales and Northern Europe.

Machinlleth, North Wales, Britain

Client: ­­­­­­­­­­County Council

Project:

Create a permanent visitor attraction and museum on the theme of the Celtic History of Wales.

Problem:

Design a popular historically correct heritage attraction in an existing historic building, which would bring increased tourism to the local town of Machinlleth and the region.

Commission:

Project Designer. Concept, script, art direction and production design

Solution:

The permanent exhibition was part of a re-development of an historic property. The design for the multi-layered re-use and the new facilities were expertly and sensitively undertaken by the Shrewsbury based firm of Architects, Arrol and Snell. The Centre combined a museum, conference facilities, popular café and shop in a converted historic house in a parkland setting on the edge of the town. The ‘experiential ‘ multi-media exhibit took visitors on a ‘journey’ into pre-Roman Celtic history and Culture in Northern Europe, before delivering them back to the present day reality of a small town in North Wales.

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