Responding in four weeks to the ‘King in the car park’
Responding to one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries of recent years, Mather & Co had just four weeks to design, interpret, construct and install a temporary exhibition to introduce the story behind the discovery of King Richard III’s skeleton under a car park in Leicester. The exhibition included a 3D replica model of the king’s battle-scarred skull as well as a full-sized, interactive touch screen image of Richard III’s skeleton. It brought together brand new evidence as it has emerged from historians, archaeologists and the very latest forensic science techniques.
‘Richard III: Leicester’s Search for a King’, opened to the public in Leicester’s Guildhall just four days after official confirmation that the skeleton was that of the long-lost king and attracted over 1,000 visitors on the opening day alone.
Leicester Arts & Museum Service
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