Bastion of Britain Casemate Exhibition
Timeline: 3 months
Client: Historic Scotland
Aim: To produce a new exhibition in one of the casemates at Fort George. Designs had been completed and FifeX was to produce these including the creation of two interactive exhibits.
What we did: We worked with Historic Scotland and their design team to work out a way of producing what they needed within their budget. The design had to be modular and also moveable as it was expected that the exhibition might move to the adjacent casemate in the near future.
A prototype unit was created in which we were able to demo various paint finishes and materials as well as show a series of options for the lighting. Final details were arranged before production started.
At the same time, we worked on the concepts for the interactives which were to be incredibly simple but fun and tie in with the key messages of the exhibition. This had to go in parallel with the development of the content. The final designs demonstrate both the size and structure of the walls of the fort and thought has been given to the life of the exhibits - in particular, we produced spare parts for the bits that might go missing!
The final installation took part in two stages and we worked with their onsite team to ensure everyone was happy. A mid-summer visit during its first season was carried out to ensure things were working properly.
External Link to Client's Website: Historic Scotland