The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is rich with ‘world first’ exhibits from Manchester’s past, present and future. We were asked by MOSI to design their new Revolution Manchester Gallery, to find new ways to make their unique content relevant to younger visitors and inspire them to realise their potential as inventors and pioneers of the future.
We designed the whole gallery scheme that included visual identity, interior exhibition design, and featured a sculptural centrepiece, 14 different interactives, as well as the accompanying software development.
On arrival, visitors can register and have their photo added to the Revolution Sculpture – a 30ft hanging chandelier of screens and lights, that weaves up through the three storey atrium, displaying portraits of Manchester’s famous pioneers.
Through the gallery space visitors can then interact with a series of interactives matching the themes of the museum. A model plane teaches visitors about the Avro F’s unique wing warping steering, children can race to create power on the Energy Table’s touch screens, material samples can be investigated using the mass spectrometry interactive, and the oldest computer in the world is learnt about via a series of iPad games.