After our sterling job with The Museum of 51 at Southbank Centre in 2011 we were asked by in 2012 to design and co-curate the Museum of The Festival of The World.
"Located at Spirit Level on Level 1 of Royal Festival Hall is the Festival of the World Museum, built especially for Southbank Centre. As visitors arrive they are invited to choose their own entrance and then to take their own route through arches made of earth, a talking circle, and a cinema built from empty plastic bottles. They can explore and experience different artworks, colours and sounds which lead them to an idealised Passport Office created by Studio Orta. At this office individuals can sign up to become a citizen of the world and each person receives a free Antarctica World passport, becoming part of a growing global community.
Designed by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and the Hemingway Design team, the Museum introduces the ideas about art for social change which underpin the Festival of the World. It introduces educationalists and thinkers such as Pierre de Coubertin, Montessori, the Macmillan sisters and Toynbee and it offers insights into projects from around the world where art has changed people’s lives. The Museum also tells the stories of the outdoor artworks that are on display throughout the festival and explains how they were made." - The Southbank Centre
For more about The Festival of The World click here .