Dr Rock's Lost Gallery
Topic: Earth & Space Sciences Subtopic: Earth Structure
of an Exhibit
Published on February 05, 2010, Modified on November 14, 2010
Museum: Leeds City Museum Focus: History
Collaborating Organization(s): Exhibition Plus
People who worked on this: Helen Langford (Team leader), Joe Botting (Dr Rock), Mark Magidson (Exhibition Design)
My role: Exhibition, graphic design and production.
Description and goals
How do you make an exhibition about minerals, with a challenging
budget, interesting for a very varied target audience?
With the in house team including and the exhibition’s curator, we recognised his unique personality and created his alter ego, Dr Rock. The team developed a storyline that he had been secretly working in a long lost gallery in the museum, only just discovered by the authorities, during building works. Visitors are invited to explore this “recent” find to discover his mineral collections and experiments.
Exhibit Opened: February 2010
Location: Leeds, England, U.K.
Estimated Cost: $10,000 to $50,000 (US)
XP__Lost__Gallery.pdf (PDF, 821.3 KB)
PDF file about the project