The Bedale Hoard Exhibition
Client: York Museums Trust / Yorkshire Museum
A number of hoards containing silver coins, bullion, hack silver, jewellery and gold have been discovered in the region. All have been significant in advancing our understanding of Yorkshire in the Viking period; but none more so than the Bedale Hoard – arguably the most significant Viking discovery of the last century.
The Bedale Hoard is located in the same room as the Capital of the North exhibition and it was important that they were branded differently but retained a visually similar look and feel. Using a complementing colour scheme we created the Bedale Hoard logo which featured the stand out piece of the entire collection, an Anglo Saxon sword pommel inlaid with gold. This enabled visitors to see an enlarged version of the pommel and see all the intricate details.
Throughout the exhibition space a series of display panels were positioned on top of existing pillars. To prevent any damage to the stonework each panel was mounted to a bespoke stone base which was shaped to emulate the curves of the pillar. As the free standing base was very heavy, no fittings were required to hold the panel securely in place.
We have worked with Inchpunch for over 8 years now and they never fail to exceed our expectations. Craig accurately interpreted our brief and his elegant design solution really captured the essence of the collection without dominating the shared space. We are all thrilled with the results and look forward to working with Inchpunch again on upcoming exhibitions.
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