Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have commissioned Leach Studio to create an exciting new Story Lab gallery in the museum.
This workshop-style space, which opens later this year, will encourage visitors to test and feedback on different storyline approaches that the museum may introduce into permanent galleries in the future. A fully interactive space will give visitors the chance to have their say on key aspects of the interpretation, exhibition design and artefact display.
The museum team is working closely with an energetic group of co-curators to generate the themes and interpretation for the first exhibition - focusing on the British Empire and artefacts in the museum’s collection which relate to this period of history.
It was great to meet the enthusiastic team and share ideas about the Story Lab design earlier this week. We asked some big questions and challenged ideas of ‘Empire’. We’re really looking forward to getting stuck in with the team to develop the project over the next few months!