Museum of 51 at the Royal Festival Hall

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Festival of Britain, a nationwide event that brought hope and progress to millions of people following the hardships of WW2, we designed and curated The Museum of 51 in the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

The temporary exhibition contained a vibrant collection of memorabilia, artworks, models, films, photographs and personal memories from those who took part. Key exhibits included a newly restored ‘Patchwork of the Century’, a Meccano model of the Festival of Britain ferris wheel, and a typical 1950s living room, curated by Homes & Antiques magazine, which featured atomic-inspired patterns, an Ercol sofa and a G-Plan dining set.

Read more about the event on Mark Hill's blog.

Such was the success that we were commissioned to design and install a permanent Festival of Britain exhibition adjacent to the Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall.

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