TEG Marketplace 2014 – Newcastle Discovery Museum

For 2014 the TEG Marketplace returned to the upper gallery at the Newcastle Discovery Museum, some 7 years after the last event there.  We were lucky enough to be next to our ‘old’ friends and local hero’s from Blue Tokay who brought along one of their Evolution-1 cases to showcase their wildlife touring collection.

The day was a little quieter than previous events, but a good time was had by all nonetheless.  We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s event.

Museums & Heritage Show 2014 – Olympia

We enjoyed a very busy show at the recent M&H Show at Earls Court Olympia, meeting many new people and plenty of old friends.  This show has a much fresher feel to it in the bright halls of Olympia and always serves as a good indicator as to how the museum ‘industry’ is shaping up for the year to come – it felt pretty good to us.


We throughly enjoyed ourselves at the annual TEG Marketplace which this year was staged at the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland, in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.  This was the closest we would get to our head office and manufacturing facility (in the nearby town of Livingston), so we put a little extra effort into our day this year by including one of our Evolution Modular cases complete with a colourful display from our friends at Blue Tokay who were also in attendance for the first time.  It was good to see friends old and new at the show and to continue our relationship with TEG.  We also distributed our latest copy of our Evolution magazine at the show which was fresh from the printers – the magazine carries stories of temporary and touring exhibitions from around the world and can be requested via this website, or downloaded as a PDF if you prefer.  See you at the next event!


In November TESS made the long journey to the cathedral city of Cologne to exhibit at the bi-annual Exponatec Exhibition, the largest exhibition of its type in mainland Europe.  We took along a pair of conjoined Evolution modular cases along with the exciting new evitrine  product from our parent company ClickNetherfield, also mounted in an Evolution case.  The exhibition was a logistical challenge for us but we had no problem coping and we received plenty of positive feedback over the 3 long days of the show.

York: Case Studies – Fed Essentials Seminar – 13th July

TESS were delighted to have been invited to take part in a prestigious seminar organised by Yorkshire & Humberside FED at the National Railway Museum in York on Wednesday 13th July.  This one day seminar included an introduction to the complexities of the Government Indemnity Scheme by William Brown (National Security Adviser), and Mick Stanley (FED Environmental Adviser), followed by a talk on modern trends in demountable showcases by Clive McCready. David Thickett (senior conservation scientist for English Heritage), talked about  his experience of retrofitting existing cases with modern upgrades.  TESS also took along a couple of cases on the day for delegates to push and poke at – complete with beautiful natural history exhibits from Blue Tokay, and also staged a demonstration of how quick and easy it is to assemble a state-of-the-art demountable Evolution case with assistance from the audience.  We even gave away some more of our ever popular baby conker trees!

open culture 2011

The Open Culture 2011 event, organised by the Collections Trust, was staged at the Conference Aston facility in Birmingham on 7th & 8th June – the 7th being the trade fair day.  TESS were in attendance at the trade fair spreading good cheer and good advice on all matters pertaining to temporary and touring exhibitions – in particular our excellent range of showcases of course.  Freebies for this show included baby conker trees which were very popular and help to continue our carbon offset programme.

2011 TEG Marketplace at the British Museum

The 2011 TEG Marketplace was held at the British Museum on 11th April.   TESS were in attendance of course and enjoyed a busy day meeting lots of old friends and some new ones too.  We gave away chocolates and sprouting conkers on the day, along with good advice on all temporary and touring showcase needs of course!  Our thanks to everyone who came and said hello.  Next show is at the Custard Factory – see the separate entry above.

TEG Marketplace Exhibition – 19 March 2010

The TEG Marketplace was a great success for everyone involved, with the Marketplace and seminars running throughout the day along with guided tours of the newly refurbished Leeds City Museum.  TESS ran a seminar on sustainable solutions, and put on a live demonstration of how easy it is to assemble and rebuild one of our cases with help (and good natured heckling) from the audience.  In addition to sponsoring the event and donating a bottle of champagne to help celebrate 25 years of TEG, we also gave away 100 little Oak trees at the event (for people to plant wherever they want) which will help to offset our carbon footprint.

The Marketplace provides an ideal environment for like-minded people to meet and chat on a completely informal and relaxed basis, and is by far our favourite event of the year.

Museums & Heritage Show – 12 & 13 May 2010

The Museums and Heritage show is always a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new contacts. This year we were sharing stand space with our parent company ClickNetherfield on stand K1, and gave away chocolates to help “sustain” everyone….  along with our brochures and good advice on showcasing of course.

Museums Association Show – 4-6 October 2010

The show and exhibition were a great success for us.  TESS, in partnership with the Museum Association and Protean staged a brand new exhibition at the show which showcased works from two different exhibitions with a combination of film set warrior costumes and genuine artefacts from Pop-Up Exhibitions, and truly amazing sculptures from Alexis Rago  The feedback on the exhibition was tremendous and we hope to stage something similar at forthcoming shows – please check back for updates.