Drafts of two important plans have now been completed. These will form the basis of the final exhibition and are exciting steps in the project timeline.
The first, a conservation and heritage report, has been drafted by NBRS, building on existing heritage documentation. This will guide the design of the exhibition while ensuring that all heritage requirements and recommendations are met. It identifies key areas and objects of heritage significance.
The team has also received the draft interpretation plan from Convergence. It identifies storylines, trials and personalities to feature in the exhibition, as well as setting out the themes and historical context.
This is absolutely central to moving forward and will ensure that the exhibition is educational, respectful, historically accurate and, importantly, an enjoyable experience.
These plans are both with the project team now for review.
When they’re finalised Council will go out to tender for a museum design company to create the physical exhibition and multimedia elements.