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A Historic House Transformed

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A Historic House Transformed

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Event Description

Join us online to find out about No. 1 Royal Crescent in Bath and how the museum launched a brand new immersive experience in June 2021.

In this free talk Claire Dixon, Director of Museums and Deputy Chief Executive for Bath Preservation Trust and Jamie McCall, Creative Director of PLB Ltd share their experience of delivering this project.

During the case study, Claire will outline how the pandemic impacted her organisation and the ways in which a new interpretation strategy was realised for No. 1 Royal Crescent.  With the support of both Emergency funding from NLHF and a Cultural Recovery Grant, a brand new vision was formed.  Jamie McCall will outline the process that enabled that vision to be realised, working with curatorial and creative teams to install a new immersive experience that would recognise the requirements of a post Covid-19 visit whilst also providing resilience and broad audience appeal for the long term.  To close, Claire will share some insights from audience evaluation and provide a preview into the next stages of the strategy and how long term viability and growth will be realised over the coming years.

Claire Dixon is the Chair of the South West Fed and has worked for Bath Preservation Trust since 2017 and is currently covering the Chief Executive role whilst recruitment is underway for a new leader for the organisation.  Previously she was the Visitor Experience Manager also with responsibility for the house and collections at Kingston Lacy, a National Trust treasure house in Dorset.  Claire has also worked for Hampshire Cultural Trust delivering a touring exhibition programme across the county and the Tank Museum, where she was part of the project team that delivered a new museum in 2008.

Jamie McCall is PLB’s Creative Director, an enthusiastic heritage specialist who regularly presents seminars to promote best practice within the sector on engagement, innovation and sustainability in museums. Following his Masters Degree from Edinburgh College of Art, he worked directly with the Scottish Sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi on the Dean Gallery development and the major new development for the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Jamie now leads the creative team and has over twenty-five years practical experience working on heritage, delivering numerous museums and visitor centres. He has worked on many prestigious projects throughout the UK and Europe from concept to delivery, supporting with project management. He brings a wealth of strategic experience in business strategy with a MBA from the prestigious Leeds University Business School

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Start Time
01:00 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Finish Time
02:00 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021
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