It was an exciting time for Plymouth’s museums. A new, multi-million pound gallery and museum complex on North Hill was being built to house Plymouth’s most important heritage collections on one site. A striking contemporary extension on the back of the former Museum and Art Gallery and Central Library was being built and St Luke’s Church was being transformed. A programme of high profile exhibitions, artist commissions and events were set run alongside the permanent gallery displays, making The Box a key cultural attraction for the city and region.
The Box asked us to create a bespoke programme of writing training for their team of curators, to help everyone write with an engaging, shared voice. We also developed a suite of gallery tones of voice for them, so that the visitor could experience subtle changes of voice between different galleries. After the training was complete, we mentored the team through the mammoth task of writing gallery text and edited the final draft for them. We also carried out a final proof read of all text ahead of print.