14 March 2005
The London office of WYG, consultants to the built, natural and social environment is proud to have been appointed by exhibition designers Casson Mann on the development of the 10,000 square foot Churchill Museum which will be opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 10 February 2005.
Situated in the Cabinet War Rooms (a branch of the Imperial War Museum) in King Charles Street, London the Churchill Museum will be the world's first major museum dedicated to recording and illustrating Winston Churchill's life and achievements. It will mark the fortieth anniversary of Churchill's death and the sixtieth anniversary of the Second World War victory.
WYG provided electrical distribution design, particularly that associated with the audio visual and IT systems used in the interactive exhibition. They also resolved the potential problem of heat from the illuminated plinths damaging the Churchill artefacts and documents. The solution was to set up a series of fans within the plinth to reduce the touch temperature of the cases therefore preventing damage to these irreplaceable exhibits, many of which were loaned by the National Trust, Chartwell.
The Churchill Museum display has been organised into five distinct chapters, each relating to a specific period and theme of the 90 years of Churchill's life. The Lifeline, which uses innovative computer based technology, provides the visitor with a unique hands on experience. This exhibit gives the opportunity to access the details of Churchill's daily life at their own pace and with as much depth as required.
"WYG are proud to have been involved in this exciting new museum dedicated to the memory of one of the most important and influential leaders of the twentieth century" comments Paul Lengthorn of the London office of WYG.