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Grantham College students help design new exhibition at Museum


By Tim Coulson


The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.
The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.

A group of graphic design students from Grantham College have been busy designing a new exhibition for Grantham Museum.

For the first time, students from Grantham College have worked with Grantham Museum to design display panels for a brand new engineering exhibition – which tells the story of the canal and railway.

The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.
The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.

In September of last year, Grantham Museum approached Grantham College to suggest a collaborative project.

Christine Robbins, exhibitions director said: “As a charity we have limited funds to pay for exhibitions, and graphic design is expensive. It was suggested that we talk to Dave Thomas, course leader on the Level 3 Extended Diploma Digital Design and Graphics course, and he felt that it would be an excellent real life project for his second year students.”

The students were given a complex brief – including the production of 10 large-scale graphic panels, including a lot of text and images supplied by the museum.

“They have risen to the challenge amazingly,” said Christine. “Viking Signs printed the panels for us, and they look amazing.

The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.
The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.

“A huge thank you goes out to Dave and his students. We’ve very much enjoyed working with them, and we’re already discussing another collaboration next year.”

Dave Thomas, digital design and graphics course leader said:“It has been a pleasure working with Grantham Museum and Christine Robbins. We’re looking forward to working on next year’s exhibition.”

The exhibition, which is currently open to the public, tells the story of how the canal and railway brought Grantham into the modern world.

As well as collaborating with Grantham College, the Museum has worked closely with the Grantham Canal Society who have provided artefacts and costumes for display.

The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.
The new Getting Grantham Moving exhibition at Grantham Museum.

The exhibition is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.



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