Interpretive planning and educational consultancy

"the implemented plan is unlike any other -the results are spectacular!"

Elizabeth S. Kostelny, Exec. Director, APVA Preservation Virginia Project: Historic Jamestowne

Medieval Galleries, Leicester Guildhall
2015 Leicester City Council
Interpretive planning for a children’s quest through the re-interpreted spaces of the medieval Guildhall.

 

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire
2013 Dean & Chapter, St Albans Cathedral
Outline Interpretation Plan and overall bid review as part of a successful Round 1 HLF application for a major facilities and visitor experience improvement scheme.

 

The Wing―Battle of Britain Memorial Learning Centre, Kent
2013 Attractions & Heritage Consulting Ltd/ Creative Good Ltd
Interpretive and educational planning for interactive, digital media and education group use of this new development interpreting the history and significance of the Battle of Britain and its participants.

 

York Minster―Undercroft and Great East Window Exhibition, North Yorkshire
2011–13 Mather & Co. Ltd
Interpretive planning and content development, including graphics text writing and multimedia scripting, for an HLF-funded comprehensive revision of the interpretive offer at the Minster. Scheme includes a major five-year exhibition on the Minster floor as well as a permanent redesign and reinterpretation of the Minster’s archaeology and collections in the extensive Undercroft, the only accredited museum in an English cathedral.

 

Coventry Cathedral, Warwickshire
2012 Dean & Chapter, Coventry Cathedral
Interpretation, Education and Audience Strategy as part of a comprehensive Conservation Management Plan. Involving consultation with staff and stakeholders, and recommendations for: new interpretation, education and visitor facilities; new interpretive exhibits and media; new education programmes; and new management structure.

 

Endrick Mouth, part of the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve
2010 – 2011 Scottish Natural Heritage
Preparation of a Visitor Management Plan for the site, including analysis of audiences and proposals on learning objectives, interpretive themes, interpretive strategy, design concepts, signage strategy and visitor management.

 

Ringwood Meeting House, Hampshire
2010 – 2011 Creative Good Ltd
Interpretive and educational planning plus text editing for a new interpretive scheme in this historic nonconformist chapel.

 

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire
2010 Dean & Chapter, St Albans Cathedral
Report on across-the-board education and learning facilities and provision at the Cathedral as part of an HLF bid. Involving extensive consultation with teachers, and recommendations for: new education programmes and facilities; their integration with new interpretive exhibits and media; development of interpretive themes; management structure.

 

Rochester Cathedral, Kent
2008 – 2009 Dean & Chapter, Rochester Cathedral and ATS Heritage Ltd
Interpretive planning, including close consultation with education staff, for audio-visuals, graphics and children’s trail as part of a new interpretive scheme at England’s second oldest cathedral foundation.

 

Fort McHenry Visitor Centre, Baltimore, USA
2008 – 2009 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning for a new introductory exhibition at this National Monument and Historic Shrine. Fort McHenry, a coastal battery, is the birthplace of America’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled-Banner”, written during the War of 1812.

 

Gardens & Stables Interpretive Plan, Audley End House, Essex
2008 English Heritage
Project management, audience research analysis, consultation with education staff and interpretive plan development for an expansion of visitor facilities and interpretive activities, based around the Jacobean stables complex, Victorian kitchen garden and 18th-century landscaped gardens.

 

Interpretive Centre, Cardiff Castle
2008 Furneaux Stewart Ltd
Interpretive and educational planning for introductory exhibits, including consultation with education staff to integrate curriculum links.

 

Dubai Maritime City Museum, UAE
2008 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning for a new museum on the maritime heritage of Dubai and UAE.

 

‘Slavery and Justice: the Legacies of Lord Mansfield and Dido Belle’, temporary exhibition at Kenwood House, London
2007 English Heritage
Project management and interpretive development (including consultation with education staff and integration of curriculum links) for this temporary exhibition on Kenwood’s hidden links to the abolition of the slave trade, using a collection of works of art within the historic rooms of the house.

 

Scottish National Holocaust Centre, East Renfrewshire
2007 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning, stakeholder consultation and educational planning, creation of development options for a feasibility study for a new memorial, learning and community facility based outside Glasgow.

 

The Avenue Visitor Centre, Avenue Regeneration Project, Chesterfield
2006 – 2007 Creative Triangle Ltd
Interpretive and educational planning for a new visitor centre at the site of one of Europe’s largest environmental remediation sites, the former Avenue Coking Works just south of Chesterfield.

 

Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent
2006 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive and educational planning, comparative research, outline storyline and options appraisal report for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. The report set out planning options for the expansion of the visitor experience at the site, the national memorial to the battle participants known as ‘the Few’.

 

Islamic Faith Gallery, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, UAE
2006 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning for a new gallery exploring key aspects of the Islamic faith – the hajj, mosques and the Qu’ran.

 

Sharjah Maritime Museum, UAE
2006 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning for a new museum of Sharjah’s maritime history.

 

Islamic Science & Technology Gallery, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, UAE
2006 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive plan and design brief development for a new gallery exploring the history of scientific innovation in the Islamic world.

 

1916 Gallery, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
2006 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning for a new gallery in the Collins Barracks interpreting the Easter Uprising and Irish War of Independence.

 

Historic Jamestowne Project, Virginia, USA
2000 – 2006 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Project Coordinator for exhibit elements of this $60m redevelopment of the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, including landscape interpretation and archaeological museum displays. Master planning, options development and appraisal, concept development, stakeholder consultation, research co-ordination, audio-visual development, community consultation co-ordination (African American and American Indian communities). The site was the focus of international commemoration for its 400th anniversary in 2007.

 

Valley Forge National Historical Park/ American Revolution Center, Pennsylvania, USA
2002 – 2004 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Master planning, stakeholder consultation analysis, creation of development options, exhibit concepts, design brief development and project coordination for redevelopment of the visitor experience across a 15,000-acre park, including planning for interpretive landscapes, coordination with recreational park users and transportation access, and planning for new visitor facilities and a major new national museum of the American Revolution.

 

Battle Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
2003 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Master planning, concept and design brief development for a redevelopment strategy for the visitor experience, involving landscape interpretation and new facility planning.

 

Chicago Harbor Lock, Illinois, USA
2001 – 2002 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Master planning, interpretive planning and concept development for a potential new US Army Corps of Engineers visitor centre at the lock interface between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

 

Interpretive Center, Brown vs. Board of Education NHS, Topeka, Kansas, USA
2001 – 2002 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning and concept development for this award-winning Civil Rights museum interpreting the momentous 1954 Supreme Court decision against segregation in public schools.

 

Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales, Blaenafon
2001 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Master planning and concept development for landscape, historic building and exhibition experiences as part of the award-winning redevelopment of the site.

 

Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, USA
2000 – 2001 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning and concept development for a major new state museum of history.

 

National Children's Museum, Amman, Jordan
2000 - 2001 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Master planning, concept and design brief development for a flagship new-build hands-on activity museum.

 

National Boot and Shoe Collection, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery
2000 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Interpretive planning and concept development for a comprehensive redisplay of this nationally designated collection.

 

Galleries of Justice, Nottingham
2000 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Concept and design brief development for new galleries.

 

Museum of Costume, Bath
2000 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Concept development for a Design Handbook for phased redevelopment plans.

 

Gladstone Potteries Museum, Stoke
2000 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Design brief development for new galleries.

 

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