24a worked closely with the Archivist, Woburn Estates, to develop the overall look of this exhibition to complement the Grade 2 listed space. All the exhibits were designed by 24a, including reproductions of precious paintings and photographs, a bold 2.5 metre square infographic and the exhibition’s branding and labelling.
The exhibition ‘Beijing to Woburn and Back’ was commissioned by the Duke of Bedford to celebrate the history of a rare breed of deer saved from extinction with the help of the Duke’s ancestors. The species now roam freely at Woburn Abbey, His Grace’s Bedfordshire home, and have been successfully reintroduced to their native China.
Specialist companies were commissioned and managed by 24a to create replicas of historical artefacts including a bookbinder for the recreation of an historical ledger, a sign-maker to make rare artworks and a fine art framer for the exhibition’s high quality gallery prints.
Posters, flyers & children’s worksheets were also designed to promote and accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition successfully made the shortlist for ‘Best Exhibition’ in The Hudson Historic House & Garden Awards, 2016 and has just closed after its second season.