Real Studios is delighted to have been appointed to design and deliver two exhibitions for New Lanark World Heritage Site – a permanent exhibition on the unique ‘Museum Stair’, preserved within one of the original tenement blocks, and a temporary exhibition on the building skills involved in the town’s original construction and subsequent restoration.
When David Dale chose the riverside site for his new cotton-mills in 1785, commuting to work was an unknown concept. Under the ownership of his son-in-law Robert Owen, a Welsh philanthropist and social reformer, New Lanark became an early example of a successful planned settlement.
Our scheme will enable visitors to imagine life in the ‘Stair’, over a period of almost 200 years, through an immersive recreation of the now fragile spaces, where over 1,500 people once lived.
Real Studios has created a permanent installation within Allied Irish Banks’ private banking suite – a listed Georgian townhouse adjacent to their new headquarters in central Dublin.
The sympathetically designed displays in each of the meeting rooms relate to the history of the bank's establishment and past noteworthy customers, including Michael Collins and James Joyce, through documents, correspondence, bonds and cheques on display for the first time from the bank’s archive.