We are delighted to have been appointed to work with the team at Derby Museums to develop the look and feel of the exhibition and learning spaces at Derby Silk Mill's Museum of Making. The appointment represents the next phase of development in the five-year Heritage Lottery Funded project.
Jim Parkin, Director of Leach Studio, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to work with Derby Museums. Innovation and creation is at the heart of the Mill’s history and at the heart of what we do as designers.
“Quite often the design process can happen behind closed doors, but this project is uniquely focused around how communities can help co-create the museum, telling Derby Silk Mill’s amazing stories and showcasing the fantastic collection. We want to engage people, promote participation and encourage new ideas to create a Museum of Making which has a valued role for the whole community and continues to inspire for years to come.”
Bauman Lyons Architects has also been appointed to progress Derby Silk Mill through to RIBA Stage 3 and will see a design developed for the building.
Silk Mill Project Director, Hannah Fox, can’t wait for the creative process to get underway: “To get to this stage has taken a huge amount of planning and we are excited to be able to take the next step towards creating the Museum of Making.
“We were blown away by the creative approaches and principles of both organisations and believe we have the right people to help create a world class visitor attraction which will be a valuable asset for Derby and its communities.”