Chesters is a well preserved Roman fort set within a rolling, bucolic landscape in the central section of Hadrian’s Wall. It has a charming museum filled with an important collection of archaeological finds from across Hadrian’s Wall collected by John Clayton, a victorian archeologist who was instrumental in saving the Fort for prosterity.
To accompany the object labels and provide greater depth to the museum narrative – John Clayton’s story – we designed and produced a Kindle guide.
The reinterpretation brief included: The Museum – design of welcome panel; reinterpretation of all cases; furniture; lighting; digital guide; design of a creative solution to connect the fort to the museum and visitor centre; external graphic panels and signage within the fort; and a family questing activity.
The cases are designed to incorporate the text printed directly to the background fabric. This allows for information graphics to be included; for example showing where objects were found along the wall and relative timelines. Each case is carefully planned for aesthetic layout.
Information panels printed direct to birch ply are mounted on the wall above the perimeter cases.