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On the Beat: Stories from 1914-1918

Friday, July 11, 2014

Watch this space as we will add to the blog as our exhibition starts to go up…..

15th July 2014

Today the artwork arrived with the graphic novels.and we have just finished storing them safely away.  They are now waiting to be put up. The graphic novels will be sold to accompany the exhibition. They look amazing…. and tomorrow work starts on painting the gallery walls…. oh the joys of exhibition set up.

On the Beat - A Graphic Novel
Pages from Michael O'Brien's story

10th July 2014

On August 5th the museum’s brand new exhibition will open to the public. Before that date the museum staff and volunteers will be working hard behind the scenes with our designer Mark and with staff from Middlesex University’s illustration department to get the exhibition ready.

It’s a really exciting time with the ground floor exhibition area having a complete makeover- those of you who have visited our changing exhibition area before might not recognise it at all! Exhibition designer Mark has been putting up fake walls and this is completely transforming the space.

Meanwhile Kremena Dimitrova, Daniel Duncan, Max Halton, Charlot Kristensen, Alex Moore, Michael O’Brien, Salome Papadopoullos and Taro Qureshi, our illustrators, have been busy finishing off the artwork.

Have a sneaky peak at their work, and the background to the illustrations, on You Tube.

Alex and Daniel have also been been working on an animation for the exhibition.

A screen shot of a scene from Daniel Duncan’s animation work

In the next fortnight we will start working on the object displays – with support from the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies conservator Jeff Cargill, who will be helping us with the display of the fragile police records which are the source of so many of the fascinating stories illustrated in the exhibition.

Finally…we can’t wait to see the graphic novel which accompanies the exhibition. More on that soon…


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