Waddesdon Bequest

Exhibition Design and Content Development

We were one of a small group of museum companies who were asked to develop concepts for this new gallery, which will redisplay the collection that Ferdinand de Rothschild bequeathed to the British Museum at the end of the 19thcentury.

The collection specialises in rare, small-scale works from Renaissance Europe and pays homage to the old Cabinets of Curiosities. The challenges in the new space lay in working with the panelling around the gallery walls and enabling these often tiny objects to sing out.