Latest images from the new Design Museum site
New Design Museum timelapse | September 2013
Josephine Chanter, Head of Communications, popped into the new Design Museum in Kensington a few days ago and took a few pictures. The lower ground of the museum’s future home is now a reality, while work continues on laying the new flooring…
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Could you give us your opinions and speak from your experience?
The Design Museum is looking for volunteers to join its audience panels to be a part of its move to the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street.
We are looking for museum and gallery exhibition goers, teachers, university students, families and design professionals to join interactive workshops. You don’t need to be an expert in design to take part; just interested in sharing your ideas and giving it a go!
You’ll get exclusive previews of displays and insight into how the museum will be in its new building. By contributing your opinions and speaking from experience you can join our exciting journey to become the museum for the 21st Century.
Starts November 2013.
Participants will have free entry to the Design Museum and travel expenses within London zones 1-6 reimbursed.
If you are interested in being involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7148 6883. We look forward to hearing from you.
On a sunny morning at the end of September, the Design Museum team paid a visit to the museum’s future home on Kensington High Street to have a look at how building work is progressing. Hard hats at the ready!
As a future neighbour in West London, the Design Museum was invited to take part in the TEDxAlbertopolis event at the Royal Albert Hall on 23 September, an afternoon of thought-provoking talks exploring how art and science can work together. Armed with booklets, brochures, renders, easels and the new museum model, Rhiannon Green, Volunteer and Community Development Manager, Robyn Dodsworth, Project Programme Manager, and Giulia Ascoli, Communications Coordinator, set up a stall in The Gallery on the top floor of the hall and talked to visitors about the Design Museum’s activities and plans for its new home in Kensington.
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It’s official: on Sunday 22 September the Design Museum welcomed its largest number of visitors ever for #FREEDAY and the launch of its new Design Museum Stickyworld platform.
The site received 320 visits by off-site users taking the virtual tour on the day, and numbers are still growing.
Below are a few images of the day. A big thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time to join us and talk to visitors about the museum, its work and its future home in Kensington. And thanks to 3M for kindly providing the materials for the Post-It activity.
Oh, and there’s still time to take the tour! Visit designmuseum.stickyworld.com.
Images © Anita Chandra
Shhh. It’s #FREEDAY all day at the Design Museum on Sunday 22 to celebrate Open House London + London Design Festival and the launch of the new Design Museum’s Stickyworld virtual tour. Join in!
Would you like to take a sneak peek at the Design Museum’s future home? Join us at the museum in Shad Thames or online on Sunday 22 September for a chance to tour the new museum in Kensington via an innovative digital portal.
On Sunday 22 September, the new Design Museum will open its doors via an online platform called Stickyworld. For the first time, visitors will explore the new museum thanks to immersive 360 degrees renders, panoramic images and plans. Users will be able to access the new Design Museum on Stickyworld on terminals located in the museum at Shad Thames or by logging on to designmuseum.stickyworld.com
Including an introductory video with Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, the site offers the opportunity to virtually walk from the new museum’s entrance on Kensington High Street, into the atrium and wander down the staircase to the 194-seat auditorium, or up to the first floor – where the Sackler Library and Archive and the Swarovski Centre for Learning spaces will be located – and the second floor, where the restaurant and the permanent display of the museum’s design collection will be housed under the hyperbolic paraboloid roof that uniquely characterises the building. Users can interact within the rooms by leaving digital sticky notes with comments and ideas about the museum’s plans for its new home.
Coinciding with the Open House weekend, the launch will provide an alternative way to visit the Grade ll* listed former Commonwealth Institute building, which is currently being converted into the new Design Museum by leading designer John Pawson and is due to open in Kensington in 2015. The new Design Museum will be three times the size of the current museum and will host a wider range of exhibitions and an enhanced learning programme, as well as showcasing the museum’s permanent collection of design, which will be accessible free of charge for the first time.
Josephine Chanter, Design Museum Head of Communications, comments: ‘I’m #excited. This opportunity with Stickyworld enables the Design Museum to reach out to an ever expanding audience and not only take people into the new museum, but engage them in a dialogue about its future.’
Michael Kohn, Stickyworld’s CEO, adds: ‘The Design Museum immediately saw the opportunity that Stickyworld presented them to connect with the global online audience. Working with their enthusiastic and supportive team, we have developed a social, educational and visually immersive experience.’
The Design Museum has a digital audience in excess of three million users, including over 808,000 Twitter followers and 270,000 Facebook fans. The digital platform, which was developed with support from the Technology Strategy Board’s IC tomorrow programme, represents a new way to engage its international audience with design.
This week Deyan Sudjic, Director, Ashley Woodfield, Senior Press Officer, and a few members of the press were in Kensington to have a look around the new Design Museum site. The new museum’s basement level is currently being excavated and the old floor slabs are being removed, to be soon replaced by sturdier new ones. And what an amazing view of Holland Park from the rooftop!