Qualia in 2019 

New Fight for the Castle Video Produced by Historic Environment Scotland

May 2019. Following a decision to enter the Fight for the Castle Exhibition in the 2019 Scottish Design Awards, Historic Environment Scotland has produced a short video of the experience. Although the video was produced quickly in order to enter the competition, it showcases Qualia's abilities for producing high-impact experiences!

Watch and enjoy Historic Environment Scotland's video of Fight for the Castle here:

The team that created Fight for the Castle were:

Historic Environment Scotland - Interpretation and Content Research

Qualia Limited - 3D Exhibition Design, from Concept to Completion

Matt Johnson - Freelance Project Management

KSLD - Lighting Design and Installation

Splintr - Exhibition Fit-Out Contractor

Ay-Pe - Audio-visual and Immersive Media Specialists

Celebrating Twenty Years of the Kodak Gallery

June 2019. The Kodak Gallery, at Bradford's National Science and Media Museum, celebrates its twentieth year as a popular attraction. The gallery design was led by Qualia's Director, Richard Mathers, in the late 1990s as part of the Museum's £17 million refurbishment programme. The ground breaking Imaging Frontiers Millennium project also saw a new glass-fronted atrium created for the Museum and seven new and updated exhibition experiences. 

The Kodak Gallery tells the story of popular photography from the world's first photographs to the digital media of today. 

Richard has some very fond memories of his time working with curator, Colin Harding, and developing the gallery's layouts with his close friends and design colleagues at the Museum, including Imelda Kay, Paul Lee and Stewart Hirst.

Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain

September 2019. Two Last Nights! is now open at the Foundling Museum, London, from 20 Sep 2019 - 05 Jan 2020. 

With new designs by Qualia, the interactive exhibition experiences delve into theatre and concert going in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  There are more than 100 objects on display and visitors can discover the surprising similarities and differences between theatre and festival-going then and now. Highlights include advertising, ticket sales, audience histories and the dress codes of Georgian theatre enthusiasts.

Visitors can enjoy a fascinating glimpse of behind-the-scenes roles, from theatre managers, set designers and scenery-painters, to the refreshment sellers and ticket collectors. Learn how leading artists of the day, including Hogarth, Hayman and Lambert, infiltrated the world of show business as set designers and scenery painters.

"This terrific little exhibition does something very difficult and does it very well…"

London Evening Standard

"…they have some amazing artefacts there at the exhibition, I highly recommend a visit..."

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

See the Foundling Museum's Two Last Nights! web page here: 

Read the Evening Standard's review here: 


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