Colchester Natural History Museum
The geology and climate change gallery in the Natural History Museum, Colchester, follows the changes in local climate from the cretaceous through to the Pleistocene period. This journey through time is illustrated with fossils from the local area along with preserved specimens of modern species.
In order to produce unity throughout the display, the gallery was designed to create the feel of a contemporary 'cabinet of curiosity', using full length glass cases and suspended glass shelving. A linear configuration of eight TESS Evolution cases was created, running the length of the gallery and giving visitors a full vista of the objects and the gallery itself.
These cases were supplied to Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service back in 2008, and have been used to house various exhibitions since.
Evolution cases were ideal as they created the illusion of space within the gallery whilst allowing the allocated display layout to be obtained within the cases.
Exhibitions Officer, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service.