Casson Mann‘s exhibition design for the new WW1 galleries at the Imperial War Museum has won the best permanent exhibition category at the 2015 Museum & Heritage Awards. Judged by a panel of distinguished museum professionals, this award is keenly contested between some fantastic projects every year, so DHA was delighted when Casson Mann collected the award for their thoughtful and effective design, which has welcomed 1.4M visitors since it opened last year.
In a remarkable run, this is the fourth year in a row where the top prize in this category has been won by a design where DHA provided the lighting scheme:
2015 – WW1 galleries, for Casson Mann.
2014 – Mary Rose Museum for Land, Pringle Brandon & WEA.
2013 – National Museum of Scotland for RAA & Gareth Hopkins Architects
(Also highly commended for Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum)
2012 – William Morris Galleries for GUM
Before this, we have had shortlisted projects in this category in 2009, 2010 & 2011.
Our lighting design for the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth has won the prize in the Public Buildings category in this year’s Lighting Design Awards, held at the London Hilton hotel, Park Lane, on 20 March 2014. Many thanks to the all of the judges and to the Mary Rose Trust for making this happen.
The Riverside Museum demonstrates brilliantly how a specialist transport collection can renew its relevance through active engagement with wider social and universal issues. The EMYA 2013 Judging Panel agreed unanimously that the museum fulfils the EMYA criteria of ‘public quality’ at the highest level.