The Royal Academy’s Oceania will be setting sail for Paris in early 2019, following its hugely successful London showing, where it has won 5 star reviews from critics. With over 200 objects spanning 500 years, the show celebrates the extraordinary art, navigational skills and social and cultural traditions of the indigenous peoples of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia
In London, where Real Studios’ London scheme played off the neoclassical architecture of the RA with strong colours and bold lighting, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris – designed by Jean Nouvel - requires a distinctively different approach in order to frame the objects, highlight the key themes of voyaging and cultural exchange, and maximise impact in its open-plan and contemporary spaces. It will open in March 2019.
Real Studios are excited to be working on the delivery phase of Dorset County Museum’s refurbishment, reprogramming and expansion, having helped to secure round 2 Heritage Lottery Funding for this ambitious project, which will complete in summer 2020.
Having developed a scheme that clarifies and the connects the impressive collections Real Studios are now working closely with the client and their consultants to turn the original Victorian building and its new extension into a state of the art heritage experience, with four permanent galleries.
Whilst the building works are being carried out, a pop-up museum will be ‘on the road’ giving local communities and visitors to the county a unique insight and up-close experience of what the future Museum will look like.