Text writing and content research

"Nick Stead’s work for Rochester Cathedral was outstanding. He is a natural wordsmith."

The Very Revd Adrian Newman, Dean of Rochester

Project: Rochester Cathedral Interpretation Scheme

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth―HMS M.33
2015 Petrichor Associates Ltd
Graphics text writing for an HLF-funded restoration and re-interpretation of the last surviving Allied warship from the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915.


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


Salisbury Cathedral―Magna Carta Exhibition
2014 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Graphics text writing for an HLF-funded redisplay of the Salisbury Magna Carta.


York Minster―Undercroft and Great East Window Exhibition, North Yorkshire
2011–13 Mather & Co. Ltd
Graphics text writing for an HLF-funded comprehensive revision of the interpretive offer at the Minster, including a major temporary exhibition and a full redisplay of the archaeology and collections of the Minster’s Undercroft Museum.


Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire
2011 ATS Heritage Ltd
Panel text.


Great Tower Introductory Exhibition, Dover Castle
2008 – 2009 English Heritage
Panel text.


Rochester Cathedral, Kent
2008 – 2009 Dean & Chapter Rochester Cathedral
Research, picture research, panel copywriting, guidebook edit and re-write.


Fort McHenry Visitor Centre, Baltimore, USA
2008 – 2009 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Research, picture research, panel copywriting.


Interpretive Centre, Cardiff Castle
2008 Furneaux Stewart Ltd
Research, picture research and panel copywriting for introductory exhibits.


Slavery and Justice: the Legacies of Lord Mansfield and Dido Belle’,
temporary exhibition at Kenwood House, London
2007 English Heritage
Text writing for temporary exhibition.


The Avenue Visitor Centre, Avenue Regeneration Project, Chesterfield
2006 – 2007 Creative Triangle Ltd
Research, picture research and text writing for a new visitor centre at the site of one of Europe’s largest environmental remediation sites.


Islamic Science & Technology Gallery, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, UAE
2006 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Research and text writing for a new gallery exploring the history of scientific innovation in the Islamic world.


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


Telluride Historical Museum, Colorado, USA
2000 Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
Copy writing and picture research for new gallery displays.


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