Tunnel: the Archaeology of Crossrail Exhibition Opens

Our latest exhibition designs can be seen at this fascinating exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands. It showcases objects that span over 8,000 years that were discovered during the Crossrail works building the new Elizabeth line which opens in 2018. The exhibition shows the huge variety of finds across key stations, and this powerful archaeological story sits alongside the engineering story of the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe. Read Londonist’s five star review here.

February 11, 2017

Tiepolo Exhibition Opens at Dulwich Picture Gallery

We are really pleased to have designed graphics for Rediscover: Tiepolo’s ‘Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring’ that has opened at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. This exhibition looks at how new scientific techniques has allowed the painting to be re-examined and is able to reveal changes that the artist made to the painting as it was completed.

March 28, 2018

The American Dream

We have hugely enjoyed working on this exhibition at the British Museum ‘The American Dream: pop to the present’ that has opened this week. It spans the last 50 years of printmaking and draws on the museum’s extensive collection. We have designed a series of spaces that shift in colour and form through the exhibition that has been arranged in themes. Read more here.

March 13, 2017

Tunnel Archaeology Exhibition Wins Royal Historical Society Prize

We are thrilled that the exhibition we designed for the Museum of London Docklands and Crossrail: ‘Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail’ won the Royal Historical Societies Museum and Exhibitions Award last night. Our designs can still be seen in this interactive website here. We really enjoyed working on this exhibition, with wide ranging content – that was uncovered during the Crossrail build.

January 27, 2018

Bletchley Park New Commission

We are delighted to have been appointed by the Bletchley Park Trust to work on an exhibition to be housed within the iconic listed Hut 11a, part of the heritage site at Bletchley Park, the home of British Codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. We will complete the interpretation and design of this exciting new exhibition, interpreting the story of the Bombe machines that were invented at Bletchley Park and operated within the historically important Hut 11a at Bletchley Park and elsewhere throughout World War 2; including the story of Alan Turing as part of this. We will once more be working with the team from ‘You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970’ at the V&A and ‘Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment’ at the Science Museum; Finn Ross and Carolyn Downing designing AV, and Studio ZNA lighting designers.


January 12, 2017

Grange Hall Announced as Gold Winner for Best Renovation at WhatHouse? Awards 2017

We are delighted that our housing project for Cubitt Greystock was awarded Gold Winner at the WhatHouse? Awards 2017. See more about the project here.

November 18, 2017

Houses Go on Sale

Nine new houses that we designed have gone on sale in Stoke Newington. Grange Hall is an existing Victorian school that we have refurbished for developers Cubitt Greystock, and created new homes using the beautiful existing fabric and creating new contemporary interventions. For more information visit here.

December 18, 2016

Listed Building Consent for National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Further to the completion of our internal refurbishment and reinterpretation of the museum collection last year, we have now obtained planning permission and listed building consent for a new double height entrance extension to the front of the Grade II Listed Llanthony Warehouse on Gloucester Docks. Construction is due to commence on site in early January 2018 with completion prior to Easter.

November 12, 2017

Reimagining Wordsworth

Nissen Richards have been appointed as Interpretation Designer for the development phase of the Wordsworth Trust transformation project: Reimagining Wordsworth. We are extremely excited to be working on this gem of a project to transform Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in advance of the poet’s 250th birthday in 2020. It includes different elements across the site, including the extraordinarily beautiful landscape and its relationship to the buildings as well as the poetry, as part of the experience. The story of Reimagining Wordsworth is multi-layered, and we need to find a coherent voice to bring together a rich and complex subject. A wonderful challenge for us.

December 16, 2016

New Major Gallery Refurbishment and Display at the British Museum

We are extremely proud to have designed the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia at the British Museum. We worked as architects, exhibition designers, and graphic designers on this major refurbishment that was opened yesterday by Her Majesty The Queen. Phased public opening of the gallery begins today and the full suite of galleries will be open from 14 December 2017.

November 10, 2017