Friday, 24 October 2014

Oak House Dairy visited by HRH Duke of Gloucester

HRH The Duke of Gloucester visited Oak House Museum on 8th October 2014 to open the museum's new visitor centre. As part of the day's events, the Duke visited Creative Good's recently completed project - a 17th Century dairy within the Grade 2* Listed Oak House.

Sandwell Council required a working dairy with static interpretation that could be interpreted/demonstrated by access to interpretation within the space as well as through 1st and 2nd person costumed interpretation. We provided a full interpretive design and build service, including specialist research and interpretive planning.

Dairy tools, furniture and cooperage items were manufactured using traditional techniques and are fully functional for use in programmed activities. We produced a simple phone app for visitors to access additional information on site in a fun and engaging way, and its content is duplicated in a leather-bound book to ensure access for all. A dynamically subtitled audio-visual presentation provides insight into the life of a 17th century dairy maid.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Mary Jones World formally opened

Creative Good recently completed the installation of a new exhibition within the deconsecrated church of St Bueno's in Llanycil, Bala. Mary Jones World tells the story of a 15 year old girl who, in 1800, walked 26 miles to buy a Bible, an event that led directly to the formation of Bible Society.

The new visitor and education centre was formally opened on 5th October 2014 at a ceremony attended by dignitaries from around the World, to mark the bicentenary of the death of Thomas Charles, who formed British and Foreign Bible Society in 1804.

The opening has been reported by the BBC, ITV and Bible Society themselves.