We transform space, content and media into beautiful, engaging environments. Our clients include many of the world's leading cultural institutions.
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Casson Mann Studio 2008
Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A 2018
Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum 2017
Feathers to the Stars, Miami, May 2017
Lascaux IV, Montignac, December 2016
La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux, June 2016
Eneko at One Aldwych, London 2016
First World War Galleries, IWM 2014
Churchill War Rooms 2005
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge 2012
Lord Ashcroft Gallery, IWM 2010
Hollywood Costume, V&A 2012
British Galleries, V&A 2001
Treasures Gallery, NHM 2012
Great North Museum, Newcastle 2009
Nelson, Navy, Nation, NMM 2013
Who Am I? , Science Museum 2010
Engineer Your Future, Science Museum 2014
Stanislavki Museolobby 2008
First World War Galleries, IWM 2014
Atrium Galleries, IWM 2014
Great Expectations, NY 2001
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casson mann
casson mann

contact
contact
+44 (0)20 7324 1964

info@ cassonmann.com

45 Mitchell Street
London
EC1V 3QD


about
about
    We are 
museum, exhibition
    and interior 
designers. 


         " It was a pleasure to work with Casson Mann on the Feathers to the Stars exhibition. I truly believe they were the right partners. A true partnership is key to the success of projects like this, one in which ideas flow freely and constructively for the greater good. 

Jorge Perez-Gallego

Curator of Astronomy and Exhibition Developer
 



vacancies
We are currently looking for a Senior Designer to join our team.

We want a pro-active, motivated team-player who will put extra ‘D’s' in Vectorworks (3D is good but 4D really floats our boat). 
 
Applicants must have a degree or equivalent in Interior / Exhibition Design and be passionate about design in museums and galleries.
 
Key Skills & Experience: 
• A minimum of 7 years relevant design experience
• Conceptual thinking, including the ability to grasp complex narratives and bring them to life in imaginative ways    
• Knowledge of working in museums, including sensitive objects and within historic buildings
• Experience of running projects, including managing schedules and timely delivery
• Ability to lead and manage a design team
• Experience in dealing with contractors and managing client relationships 
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present ideas both verbally and in writ­ing 
• Computer literacy, with a high degree of proficiency in Adobe suite, Vectorworks, Vectorworks 3D and - ideally - Cinema 4D

To apply, please send a covering letter including salary expectations, along with your CV and portfolio (under 5 MB) to: info@cassonmann.com

Thank you.



our team
Casson Mann has been in business for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on the close and collaborative working relationships we develop with clients.

Dinah Casson and Roger Mann are our founders and company partners. We have four directors, and in-house interpretation. Our team of highly qualified and talented designers offers a wide range of skills and experience. The full team is complemented by administrators who ensure the smooth running of the practice. 

We can adapt our team to suit our client’s needs. 

Laure Cheung
Project Manager
Virna Di Schiavi
Designer
Marta Durlej
Designer
Ioanna Gkritzani
Designer
Cecile Henry
Designer
Kirsty Kelso
Head of Content
Beatrice Lelli
Designer
Vivienne Li
Finance Manager
John Pickford
Director
Delphine Rabat
Project Manager
Craig Riley
Director
Gary Shelley
Director
Corinne Tolson
Designer
Alex Vick
Designer
Jon Williams
Director
Justin Wilson
Designer
Harriet Woollard
Studio Manager
Dinah Casson RDI, FRCA, FCSD
Partner and Creative Director
Roger Mann RDI, BA
Partner and Creative Director
Perhaps I’m French-Chinese
or maybe Chinese-French
       - either way I have the thoroughness, precision and skill
to supervise large-scale projects, 
       and I will not ever think of a sandwich as lunch!


       I enjoy working closely
with clients on the delivery of complex gallery projects,
       becoming immersed in the content and dreaming up
inventive design solutions.   


      To me exhibition design
blurs the line between art and architecture.
      It's all about finding the tools that convey people’s stories
in a 3D environment.

 

       I love design as a means
of storytelling. For me, it's an opportunity to let my imagination go wild,
transforming ideas, spaces
       and objects into installations that visitors can play with,
       learn from and enjoy. 

 

       I studied architecture
in my native France and I think
it shows in my strong sense
       of style, understanding of
concept and sensitivity
              to space. 


       Thinking, researching,
imagining and writing:
       I come up with the words and 
the stories that will engage and inspire visitors. 


       Having studied Industrial
Design in Rome, I found my way more recently to exhibition
design in London.
       It seems to me like the
more poetic side of design.  

 

       The quiet voice of reason
in a creative company.
I am responsible for managing
the company finances,
       negotiating contracts
and human resources.


       I enjoy the client sessions,
finding out about the stories
they want to tell and devising
ways to bring those stories to
life for visitors 
       - then ensuring they remain central to all that we design.


       Bilingual French/English,
after 10 years’ international experience, and my time as
       Project Manager, I’m pretty
good at translating complex
design concepts
       - not to mention international diplomacy.  


       I am the Post-It-Note king,
few projects escape being
organised and managed into a
       beautiful system of
words, sketches and coloured squares. 

 

       I’m interested in overturning traditional expectations of
museum environments,
       combining the highest object display standards with rich multimedia in powerful and
              creative ways. 


       Ever the enthusiast, I bring freshness, skill and new ideas to Casson Mann projects and pitches,
       as well as providing ‘light’ office entertainment ...


       I’m quick and efficient on pitches and projects, not afraid
to challenge views, keeping the momentum of the team going
with the odd joke or prank.
       Don’t say I didn’t warn you ... 


I’m a stickler for detail in both design and process.
       I develop and oversee the
design management processes
       that underpin all our
creative thinking.  


       I’ve spent the past twenty years drawing with ink and pixel juice as an interior designer/ architect … and they call it a job!
       I love how museum design fuses theatrical, digital and cultural aspects to weave together rich spatial narratives that you can emotionally connect with.


       Hello and welcome!
I am the first point of contact for visitors to Casson Mann,
       and generally manage the
day-to-day running of the company.


It has been a while now since we made our first installation in 1984.        Since then I have developed an increasing respect for the desires and eccentricities of the visitors who visit our projects -  as well as the wisdom they bring with them.
       Helping to create places that offer delight, unexpected 
connections and intoxicating ideas is the work that I now do. 


       For me, the story is always the starting point but our challenge as interior designers is how to transform that story into an engaging spatial experience.
       I am passionate about creating dramatically lit, beautiful spaces that are meticulously detailed; orchestrating all aspects of design – media, materiality, light, colour, sound, movement – into a holistic vision.




visit our work
London
Casson Mann Studio
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Casson Mann Studio

Eneko at One Aldwych
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Eneko at One Aldwych

Churchill War Rooms
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Churchill War Rooms

Imperial War Museum
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First World War Galleries
Atrium Galleries
Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes

National Maritime Museum
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Nelson, Navy, Nation
Time Galleries

Natural History Museum
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Hintze Hall
Treasures

Science Museum
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Engineer Your Future
Who Am I?
Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Science
Energy Gallery: Fuelling the Future
The Garden

Victoria and Albert Museum
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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style
Portrait Miniatures Gallery
British Galleries

National
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
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Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Great North Museum
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Great North Museum

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

National Portrait Gallery at Beningbrough Hall
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National Portrait Gallery at Beningbrough Hall

International
La Cite du Vin
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La Cite du Vin

Lascaux IV
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Lascaux IV

Benjamin Franklin Museum
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Benjamin Franklin Museum

Frost Science Museum
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Feathers To The Stars

Stanislavsky Factory
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Museolobby
Horus Capital


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Hintze Hall wins D&AD Award 2018
In the Spatial and Exhibition Design category...
April 2018
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Our Aroma Tables in Harrods Wine & Spirit Rooms
Now open. Wallpaper reports...
April 2018
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"This really is an amazing and dazzling exhibition."
A wonderful blog review of Ocean Liners...
April 2018
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Amuseum in Blackpool receives Funding
Blackpool's first Museum will open in 2020...
March 2018
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Roger will be judging the first ever Dezeen Awards
A panel consisting of leading figures from the design world...
March 2018
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Shortlisted for M&H Awards 2018
For Hintze Hall in the Permanent Exhibition category...
March 2018
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Lighting Design Awards 2018 Shortlist
For Hintze Hall, in the Heritage Project of the Year category...
March 2018
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5* Review in Love London Love Culture
Filled with gorgeous detail and imaginatively laid out, this latest V&A exhibition...
February 2018
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RIBA J reviews V&A OL
Exhibition designer Casson Mann have pulled out all the stops, particularly in the spectacular...
February 2018
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"Magnificent exhibition"
The Guardian Opinion on the Ocean Liners: Speed and Style...
February 2018
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Design Week writes about “golden age of travel”
We speak to exhibition designers Casson Mann...
February 2018
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
Newspaper cuttings about the newly opened Ocean Liners at the V&A...
February 2018
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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style at the V&A
Casson Mann use their expertise to re-imagine the golden age...
January 2018
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Shining Review in the Telegraph
4 Stars for Ocean Liners: Speed and Style at the V&A...
January 2018
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Float your boat
**** 4 Star review in the Evening Standard for Ocean Liners...
January 2018
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BBC Radio 4 Front Row
Design critic Corrine Julius reviews the V&A's new exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style...
January 2018
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Il Venerdì di Repubblica reviews V&A Ocean Liners
una mostra a londra ricorda i vecchi transatlantici...
January 2018
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DETAIL: Lascaux IV in Montignac
Casson Mann's scenographic re-creation...
2017
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Lascaux in Dezeen's top 10 museums of 2017
Our recreation of the prehistoric caves make the list...
2017
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Eneko at One Aldwych Review
Premier Hospitality has high praise our restaurant design project...
2017
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CLAD: Centre of Franco British Relations
New Museum in Ouistreham by Casson Mann...
2017
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CM wins a Restaurant and Bar Design Award
for Eneko at One Aldwych - Best Restaurant in a Hotel...
2017
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Exclusive Interview in BLUEPRINT
Norman Foster and Craig Dykers discuss working with Casson Mann...
2017
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Eneko at FX Design Awards 2017
Eneko at One Aldwych has been shortlisted at this year's FX Design Awards...
2017
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La Cité du Vin at FX Design Awards 2017
Shortlisted in the 'Museum or Exhibition' Design category...
2017
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Lascaux: BLUEPRINT Award 2017
Lascaux has been shortlisted for the Best Public Use Project...
2017
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Lascaux International Press
Arkitektur N and d'A publish articles on Lascaux...
2017
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Centre for Franco-British Relations
Design Week: New Museum on Normandy coast...
2017
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Restaurant and Bar Design Award Talk
Roger Mann talks about designing Eneko at One Aldwych...
2017
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The Transformation of Hintze Hall
London’s NHM unveils blue whale skeleton as part of major refurbishment...
2017
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Dezeen visits Hintze Hall
Whale skeleton suspended over information kiosk and bar in revamped Natural History Museum foyer...
2017
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NHM revamp focuses on “authenticity”
Consultancy Casson Mann has made a blue whale skeleton called Hope the focal point of the redesign...
2017
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NHM Unveil's New Whale
The Natural History Museum in London suspended a gigantic skeleton of a blue whale in its main entrance...
2017
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Hintze Hall in the News
Meet Hope, a 126 year old blue whale...
2017
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Blue Whale at heart of NHM redesign
Casson Mann’s reworking of the vast Hintze Hall sees...
2017
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Casson Mann revamp the Natural History Museum
As giant blue whale replaces icon Dippy...
2017
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La Cité du Vin Finalist for AV Awards 2017
In final for Entertainment Project of the Year...
2017
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FRAME - Can a Replica Replace the Real Deal?
Lascaux IV hints at a paradigm shift in heritage practices...
2017
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Reinvigorated Hintze Hall Celebrates Architecture & Science
The Natural History Museum is poised to...
2017
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The NHM’s New Hall of Wonders
Goodbye Dippy, hello blue whale: An exclusive preview of the £12m museum revamp...
2017
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Highly Commended at Design Week
La Cité du Vin at the Design Week Awards 2017...
2017
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La Cité du Vin Wins SEGD Merit Award 2017
Merit Awarded for Permanent Exhibition Design at...
2017
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Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Shortlist 2017
Eneko at One Aldwych...
2017
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Eneko Highly Commended at Design Week
In Hospitality & Workplace Interiors...
2017
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ICON Carbon Copy
Snohetta and Casson Mann's Lascaux visitor centre is a mesmerising, visceral experience...
2017
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Shortlisted for M+H Awards 2017
For our permanent exhibition design at La Cité du Vin...
2017
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Blueprint - Wonder wall
In a new building, Lascaux IV, vistors are taken back 20,000 years to view and touch Snohetta and Casson Mann's repr...
2017
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Feathers to the Stars Opens in Miami
Casson Mann's latest project takes off at the Frost Museum of Science...
2017
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The Frost Science Museum finally opened today
And it was worth the wait...
2017
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Miami Herald reports on the opening
Frost Science Museum finally opens, and kids put it to the test...
2017
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Studio International reports
Snohetta and Casson Mann have created an uplifting and educational temple to a vanished civilizat...
2017
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La Cité du Vin Wins D&AD Award 2017
In the spatial, experimental and exhibition design categories...
2017
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Le Monde: La Cité du Vin Innovation Award
A la Cité du vin, une immersion high tech sur mesure...
2017
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La Cité du Vin receives Merit at ADC Awards
Casson Mann have been awarded Merit...
2017
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e-architect feat Lascaux
The International Centre for Cave Art, France – design by Snøhetta and Casson Mann...
2017
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Dezeen reveals Lascaux Caves
New photographs reveal Snøhetta's Lascaux IV Caves Museum...
2017
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urbanNext
Casson Mann and Snohetta, create a holistic museum and educational experience...
2017
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Lascaux Booms
The collaborative team of snøhetta and casson mann has completed ‘the international centre for cave art’...
2017
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Lascaux in International News
The museum, designed by Snøhetta and scenographers Casson Mann...
2017
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Lascaux IV: Architectural Record
That mystical place in France’s Dordogne region is known throughout the world...
2017
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Wallpaper - "Rock Stars"
Lascaux cave paintings in an exciting new context...
2017
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Rave Review in the Spectator
Restaurant review: Eneko at One Aldwych...
2017
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Lascaux IV Now Open
Casson Mann creates a ‘journey of discovery and inspiration’ for Lascaux’s new International...
2016
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Creative Review: Exploring the Lascaux Caves
How digital tech is bringing prehistoric...
2016
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Apollo visit Lascaux IV
True to life? A new facsimile of the Lascaux cave is about to open in Montignac...
2016
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Robin Hood celebrates Nottingham Castle
Nottingham Castle are awarded £14m Lottery Funding
2016
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The Telegraph's New Openings
Three Michelin-starred Basque chef Eneko Atxa comes to London...
2016
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Finalist for SBID Awards 2016
In the Restaurant Design category for Eneko at One Aldwych...
2016
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Finalist for SBID Awards 2016
In the Public Space Category for La Cité du Vin Exhibition
2016
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Casson Mann in CLAD
London restaurant uses 'storytelling design' to celebrate Basque culture and cuisine...
2016
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Feature in the Caterer
Eneko at One Aldwych features in this weeks Caterer magazine...
2016
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Eneko at One Aldwych Restaurant
The first restaurant project for Casson Mann, Eneko at One Aldwych...
2016
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The Inspiration behind E@1A
Roger Mann's reveals the inspiration behind the design of Eneko at One Aldwych...
2016
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La Cité du Vin Now Open
The official inauguration took place on May 31st...
2016
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Bordeaux’s la cité du vin to debut in June 2016
ITS LIQUID reports on the opening of the permanent exhibition...
2016
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USA Today takes an inside look
The core visitor experience is the permanent exhibition...
2016
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Rencontre avec Casson Mann
Les scénographes londoniens de la Cité du Vin...
2016
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Bordeaux’s Extraordinary New Cité du Vin
Food & Wine report on CdV, as the new must-visit destination for any wine lover...
2016
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The Telegraph previews La Cité du Vin
First look inside Bordeaux's world-beating museum of wine...
2016
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France 3 visit Casson Mann
In a run-up to the Cité du Vin grand opening...
2016
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Decanter's Sneak Preview
Jane Anson gets a sneak preview tour of Bordeaux's €80m euro wine cultural centre...
2016
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One Aldwych new Restaurant
We are delighted to announce our collaboration with One Aldwych...
2016
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Casson Mann Launch New Website
Casson Mann celebrate 30 years of success with the launch of bold and playful new website...
2016
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Museum Experts features CdV and Lascaux
Annonce de l’ouverture en France de deux scénographies...
2016
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Welcome to our New Website
We are pleased to announce the launch of our New Website...
2016
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CdV & Casson Mann on France3 News
Featuring CM Project Manager Laure Cheung...
2016
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La Cité du Vin Press Release
Bordeaux unveils a landmark attraction with a permanent exhibition...
2016
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Lascaux opening December 15th 2016
A press event held on the site of Lascaux today...
2016
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CdV in the News
La Cité du Vin - Des meilleurs articles de la semaine
2016
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La Cité du Vin in Bloomberg
Bordeaux’s $81 Million Cité Du Vin Aims to Be the Guggenheim of Wine...
2016
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La Monde on La Cité du Vin
La Cité du vin de Bordeaux, musée grand cru...
2016
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Best of British Design
Great Expectations showcased in the Design Council's 70 years celebration...
2016
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The Guardian recommends Bordeaux
Where to go on holiday in 2016? ...
2016
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Winner of Design Week Awards 2015
for the First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum...
2015
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Design Week Awards Hall of Fame
Dinah Casson is one of ten leading designers...
2015
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A great weekend spent in Blackpool...
A great weekend spent in Blackpool...
2015
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Winner of M&H Award 2015
Best Permanent Exhibition for the First World War Galleries...
2015
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Museum of the Year Finalist
The Imperial War Museum is a finalist for the Art Fund...
2015
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60 Second Interview with Roger Mann
Greenway Associates talk design with Roger
2015
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WW1 Touring Exhibition Opens
Having designed the critically acclaimed First World War Gallery...
2015
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WW1 Centenary Exhibition
Now open at the Melbourne Museum...
2015
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Auckland given the go ahead
Auckland Castle museum's £17m revamp given the go-ahead...
2015
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Casson Mann appointed for Nottingham Castle
CM are very pleased to join this exciting new project...
2015
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Le smartphone au coeur du musée du futur
Les Echos on Lascaux...
2015
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Shortlisted for the M&H Awards
for the First World War Galleries, Permanent Exhibition
2015
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Dippy the Dinosaur Twitter Chat
Casson Mann follows the national debate...
2015
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Hintze Hall Dippy Debates
The Natural History Museum reveal new plans for Hintze Hall...
2015
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CM wins NHM
Casson Mann are proud and delighted to announce that we will be working with the Natural History Museum...
2015
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Engineer Your Future Opening
The Prince of Wales opens new exhibition at the Science Museum London...
2014
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Beaney for Beautiful South Awards
Beaney House highly commended...
2014
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CdV in the Making
Report on the development of La Cité du Vin...
2014
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FWW in NYT
Edward Rothstein reviews the IWM's First World War Galleries...
2014
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Imperial War Museum - Now Open
The Duke of Cambridge and David Cameron open the new Galleries...
2014
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Shock: bringing the first world war to life
Roger Mann on connecting a 100-year-old conflict to a modern audience...
2014
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Engaging and Provoking
Telegraph's Mark Hudson describes the Imperial War Museum's new Galleries...
2014
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'Triumph' says The Times
We’re delighted with Richard Morrison’s brilliant review...
2014
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IWM London: Opening Soon
The countdown begins...
2014
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Beaney Wins Culture Award
Beaney House wins Cultural Landscape Award...
2014
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Shine a Light on the Detail of Design
An interview with Dinah & Roger for New Design Magazine...
2014
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Nominated for 'Best Permanent Exhibition'
Nelson, Navy, Nation nominated for M&H 'Best Permanent Exhibition' award...
2014
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Re-designing Franklin Museum
Dinah Casson talks to Museums & Heritage...
2014
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Tank, Trench & Camel
Roger Mann reveals how they installed the Mark V tank in the new gallery space...
2014
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Nelson in Museums Journal
The Museums Journal reviews Nelson, Navy, Nation...
2014
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Dinah Casson in Guardian Culture
We light, frame and stage, says Dinah Casson...
2013
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Stanley Spencer 'Exhibition of the Week'
Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War exhibition opens this week...
2013
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Nelson-era Navy
BBC News - The brutal world of the Nelson-era Navy...
2013
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Nelson, Navy, Nation
Latest exhibition design project is unveiled today at the National Maritime Museum in London...
2013
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V&A Podcast
Gary Shelley talks exhibition design with the V&A's Glenn Adamson and Moira Gemmill...
2013
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Nelson 'Put in His Place'
The Guardian reports on Nelson, Navy, Nation...
2013
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Praise for Frankin
Reviews for the new Benjamin Franklin Museum...
2013
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Meet The Man
Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia opens to visitors, after two years of renovation...
2013
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Extraordinary World Heritage Site
l'Arca international Magazine reports on Lascaux...
2013
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Wall Street Journal
Marjorie Backman talks to Dinah Casson...
2013
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Franklin & USA Today
USA Today gives Casson Mann's new Benjamin Franklin Museum a great review...
2013
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Beaney Wins Sandford Award
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge wins Heritage Education Award...
2013
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Talent on Display
FX Magazine talk about exhibition design with Casson Mann...
2013
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Hollywood Costume Wins D&AD Award
In the Spatial and Exhibition Design category...
2013
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Nelson and HMS Victory
Casson Mann’s design for Nelson Navy Nation at the National Maritime...
2013
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Museum of the Year Finalist
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge has been shortlisted for the Art Fund...
2013
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Highly Commended Treasures
'Highly Commended' in the Permanent Exhibition category...
2013
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ADC Design Award Winner
Hollywood Costume wins Bronze at Art Director's Club Design Awards...
2013
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HC Makes D&AD Shortlist
Casson Mann's design for Hollywood Costume has been nominated...
2013
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Luxury In Progress
We're excited to be featured in The LiP — Luxury In Progress...
2013
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Reimagining the Distant Past
Phaidon reports on Casson Mann and Snøhetta's designs for Lascaux...
2013
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Lascaux IV in dezeen
We're thrilled that dezeen picked up on our news...
2013
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Architect's Journal
Casson Mann team lands Lascaux Jackpot
2013
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Squint/Opera & HC
Casson Mann asked Squint/Opera to be our media partners...
2013
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The Show Must Go On
Hollywood Costume, the V&A's spectacular blockbuster...
2013
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Q&A in M&H
Casson Mann talk to Museums & Heritage
2013
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...and ACTION!
The V&A have created this film showing the backstory of the Hollywood Costume exhibition...
2013
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Lighting Design Award
Atmosphere Galleries at the Science Museum win the 2012 Lighting Design Award...
2013
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Starring Role in SCMP
Hollywood Costume is in the news again as it takes centre stage in South China...
2012
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National Treasures
Treasures gallery at the Natural History Museum to be opened by the Duchess of Cambridge...
2012
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Lascaux Legacy
Appointed to create the new visitor experience for Lascaux...
2012
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Treasures in Pictures
For a closer look at the Treasures on show...
2012
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Hidden in Plain Sight
The V&A have organised a conference...
2012
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On YouTube
Hollywood Costume at the V&A video reviews...
2012
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Round Up
Hollywood Costume at the V&A is being celebrated far and wide...
2012
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Creative Wizardry
Brian Sibley gives Hollywood Costume and Casson Mann a fantastic review...
2012
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Saturday Review
Commended on Radio 4's weekly review of cultural highlights...
2012
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Big Day
As the V&A opens Hollywood Costume, Roger Mann and Gary Shelley talk about their role as exhibition...
2012
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To Oz
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)...
2012
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A Closer Look
Casson Mann's original exhibition design and choreography met with overwhelming delight...
2012
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The Back Story
Exploring and creating exciting ways to engage and re-engage visitors in the story of costume design...
2012
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Faces in Motion
Hollywood Costume at the V&A is all about the development of character...
2012
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Film, not Fashion
The Guardian's fashion editor Jess Cartnerâ-Morley's insightful review of Hollywood Costume...
2012
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News Buzz
The pre-launch buzz around Hollywood Costume...
2012
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In The Guardian
Hollywood Costume gets a fantastic in-depth review from The Guardian...
2012
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At the V&A
Casson Mann creates a compelling 'behind the scenes' experience...
2012
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BBC Preview
Watch the BBC's preview coverage of the Hollywood Costume exhibition...
2012
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In the Top 10
Casson Mann named one of its Top 10 most awarded design studios...
2012
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The Beaney
The Beaney Insitute: an exciting springboard into exploration...
2012
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A New Kind of Museum
Museum Insider reports on La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux...
2012
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Clothes Maketh the Movie Star
The Sunday Times reports on Hollywood Costume...
2012
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Al Gore tweets about Atmosphere Gallery
Fascinating, extremely well done, exhibit on the climate crisis and more...
2011
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CdV 2011 Press Coverage
2011's coverage of La Cité du Vin...
2011
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Casson Mann win DBA GOLD Award
The Design Effectiveness Award for the Great North Museum...
2011
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Atmosphere Wins MUSE Award
Under the category of 'Interpretive Interactive Installations'...
2011
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Who Am I? Gallery Commendation
Who Am I? Gallery receives Design Week 'Installations' Commendation
2011
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RIBA Award
The Great North Museum wins RIBA award...
2011
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Design Week Award for Great North
The Great North Museum receives a Design Week commendation...
2011
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Atmosphere Opening
Coverage of the 'Atmosphere Gallery' opening at the Science Museum, London...
2010
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Atmosphere Press Release
Frozen ice cores, stalagmites, tree rings, radiometers and weather balloons...
2010
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FX Award for Churchill Museum
For Best Museum, Exhibition or Installation Design...
2007
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Outstanding Achievement in Digital Installations
Churchill Museum Awarded a D&AD Yellow Pencil...
2007
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Council of Europe Museum Award
Churchill Museum wins Council of Europe Museum Award...
2007
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Design Week Joint Winner
Churchill Museum's Lifeline Table Awarded...
2007
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Design Week Awards Winner
Churchill Museum wins Design Week Award...
2007
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Churchill Museum 'worth the wait'
Reviews on the Churchill Museum, London...
2005
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Putting on the Glitz
Reviews of 'Art Deco 1910 - 1939' at the V&A, London...
2003
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A Triumph of Curatorial Ingenuity
The Telegraph's Giles Worsley reviews our exhibition 'British Galleries' at the V&A...
2001
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British Galleries Press
Press coverage of the 'British Galleries' at the V&A, London...
2001
Ocean Liners: Speed and Style
Ocean Liners: Speed and Style
Hintze Hall
Hintze Hall
Feathers To The Stars
Feathers To The Stars
Lascaux: Centre International de l’Art Pariétal
Lascaux: Centre International de l’Art Pariétal
La Cité du Vin
La Cité du Vin
WW1 Centenary Exhibition
WW1 Centenary Exhibition
Eneko at One Aldwych
Eneko at One Aldwych
Engineer Your Future
Engineer Your Future
First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Atrium Galleries
Atrium Galleries
Benjamin Franklin Museum
Benjamin Franklin Museum
Nelson, Navy, Nation
Nelson, Navy, Nation
MAST
MAST
Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War
Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
Hollywood Costume
Hollywood Costume
Treasures
Treasures
Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes
Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes
Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Science
Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Science
Great North Museum
Great North Museum
Museolobby
Museolobby
Casson Mann Studio
Casson Mann Studio
Exhibition Space for Zaya
Exhibition Space for Zaya
Horus Capital
Horus Capital
Camouflage
Camouflage
For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only
Time Galleries
Time Galleries
Making Faces: 18th Century Style
Making Faces: 18th Century Style
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms
Portrait Miniatures Gallery
Portrait Miniatures Gallery
Energy Gallery: Fuelling the Future
Energy Gallery: Fuelling the Future
Energy Ring
Energy Ring
Art Deco 1910 - 1939
Art Deco 1910 - 1939
Sparking Reaction
Sparking Reaction
Gallery of Craft and Design
Gallery of Craft and Design
Crimes Against Humanity
Crimes Against Humanity
British Galleries
British Galleries
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
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...Comment
The Garden
The Garden
Big Day
As the V&A opens Hollywood Costume, Roger Mann and Gary Shelley talk about their role as exhibition...
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Hollywood Costume
As the V&A opens Hollywood Costume to the public, Roger Mann and Gary Shelley talk about their role as exhibition designers and what they set out to achieve.

“What we do is tell stories, as exhibition designers that’s our job. We deal with any number of different types of collections of objects, each which have stories. And of course film costumes are heavily connected to stories” says Roger Mann.

“As a film fan you’ll be incredibly passionate about working on a project like Hollywood Costume”, explains Gary Shelley “but as an exhibition designer you have to be passionate about what the public are going to see and also the process of exhibition design, the space it’s going in, the resources given to us, the time we have to build it – all those sorts of practical aspects but still somehow do the subject justice”.

"This is nothing like the V&A have ever had, I think”, adds Mann, “as a decorative arts museum they’re used to putting on fantastic shows about beautiful objects that can stand on their own and appreciated for if nothing else their aesthetic qualities and Hollywood Costume is not that. These costumes are not decorative objects and we have to be that much more playful, that much more magical with them, much more engaging, we have to help them come alive. So we use media, projections and a lot of film but also more playful things in this exhibition where we are trying to bring out a fuller range of emotions such as you get when you go to see a movie”.

“So our thinking behind the exhibition design is the ‘behind the scenes’ view, that kind of privileged access that we can give the visitor to the stars of the screen and they’ll be in the same gallery with them” concludes Shelley.

To Oz
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)...
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Hollywood Costume
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) have announced that they will be hosting Hollywood Costume as of April 2013 and Casson Mann will be on board to creatively direct the exhibition as it is adapted for the venue.
Casson Mann’s co-founder and creative director Roger Mann says “We’re delighted to remain involved as Hollywood Costume begins its international tour and look forward to working with the ACMI to ensure that our exhibition design works as well in their space it it does in the V&A”.

Read the full details in:

Art Victoria
ACMI brings Hollywood Costume to Victoria

The Australian
ACMI to get Hollywood Costume exhibit

News Buzz
The pre-launch buzz around Hollywood Costume...
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Hollywood Costume
The pre-launch buzz around Hollywood Costume, designed by Casson Mann, is building; here’s a round-up of what’s in the news so far…

The Times readers get the back story on Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader and many more… http://www.thetimes.co.uk

The Telegraph’s fashion and culture readers have followed the development of this exhibition since first announced in January 2012 with a number of stories:
Hollywood’s most memorable costumes to go on display
Marilyn Monroe’s Seven Year Itch dress to go on show at V&A

The Daily Mail leads with Kiera Knightley’s donation of the purple silk grown from Anna Karenina:
Kiera Knightley’s Anna Karenina gown unveiled…

The Evening Standard highlights the white suit from Saturday Night Fever and praises the use of face projections to enliven the costumes.

Read the full review here: Hollywood Costume, V&A
And blogger Ms PLT includes a selection of images from the exhibition in her blog review at Pretty Luscious Things

Creative Wizardry
Brian Sibley gives Hollywood Costume and Casson Mann a fantastic review...
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Hollywood Costume
The inimitable broadcaster and writer Brian Sibley gives Hollywood Costume and Casson Mann a fantastic review, saying:

“To compensate for the absence of flesh and blood bodies, the superb design of this exhibition – the work of Casson Mann design practice – imbues the costumes with surrogate life through the highly creative use of sound and lighting and imaginative projections and animations.”

“The creative wizardry supporting and surrounding these often legendary clothes is particularly well used in ‘Act One’ of the exhibition which deconstructs costume design: showing how Marit Allen’s seemingly ‘off-the-peg’ cowboy outfits worn by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain were, in fact, anything but; and how the component parts of Indiana Jones costume developed out of a sketch by Steven Speilberg  from well-worn hat (aged with oil and fullers earth and a lot scrunging and sitting on) down to his boots and, of course, whip.”

“‘Act Two’ of the exhibition is a series of ingeniously staged (and thoughtfully subtitled) dialogues between actors, directors and designers: Tim Burton and Colleen Atwood talk about Sweeney Todd across Mrs Lovett’s pie-making table onto which are projected images and clips and, every now and again, a gory spattering of blood!”

Read the full piece here Hollywood: Made to Measure

Nelson-era Navy
BBC News - The brutal world of the Nelson-era Navy...
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Nelson, Navy, Nation
BBC News – The brutal world of the Nelson-era Navy.
Co-curator Quentin Colville of the National Maritime Museum talks about the new exhibition against a backdrop of several of the most famous painting of the day which are on view in the new Nelson, Navy, Nation gallery.

Wall Street Journal
Marjorie Backman talks to Dinah Casson...
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Benjamin Franklin Museum
In the Wall Street Journal’s arts and entertainment blog Speakeasy, writer Marjorie Backman talks to Dinah Casson and curators Rosalynd Remer and Page Talbott of Remer & Talbott about what the new exhibition reveals about the iconic Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

Read the entertaining and insightful piece here:
Wall Street Journal Speakeasy ‘Ben Franklin Gets a Makeover’

On YouTube
Hollywood Costume at the V&A video reviews...
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Hollywood Costume
If you haven’t seen Hollywood Costume at the V&A yet, we’ve found some great video reviews on YouTube that give you a glimpse of the amazing costumes, the media and narrative techniques that Casson Mann use to tell the story of costume design.

Hollywood Costumes Exhibition Opens in London by WallStreetJournalDigital Network

Iconic Hollywood Costumes Exhibited in London by AFP

Hollywood Costume: Exhibition Highlights from V&A London by acmionline

Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert by TheVintageNews

V&A Hollywood Costume Exhibition a preview by Jenny Lee for Art Wednesday

New London ‘Hollywood Costume’ exhibit opens by JewishNewsOne

Hollywood Costume sponsored by Harry Winston by TheJewelleryEditor

100 years of Hollywood costumes by WorldTodayHeadlines ©BBC

In the Top 10
Casson Mann named one of its Top 10 most awarded design studios...
At the D&AD/50 celebration Casson Mann was named one of its Top 10 most awarded design studios!

On September 18th, British Design and Art Direction celebrated its 50th anniversary and as it delved into its archives, named the agencies and design studios that had won most awards for creative excellence during the past fifty years.

Casson Mann is delighted to sit alongside peers from product, graphic, brand, identity, packaging and interior design including Pentagram Design, Studio Dumbar, Carroll Dempsey & Thirkell, The Partners, Michael Peters and Partners, Minale Tattersfield & Partners, Farrow Design and Crosbey/Fletcher/Forbes. And, of course, Apple’s design studio under Sir Jonathan Ive.

British Galleries
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2001
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“The real excitement of the Galleries is seeing so many different objects in so many different materials together.  They are an extraordinary feast, with lots of hands-on fun bits, not only for children, but also for adults.”          
Corinne Julius, Evening Standard

Project
The refurbishment of the 15 British galleries was the most ambitious project ever undertaken at the V&A. Paintings, drawings and prints are displayed alongside costume, textiles, furniture, glass and ceramics, together with five complete period rooms.  There are study areas, video rooms, discovery areas for families and interactives.
 
Our design intent was that visitors would feel and recognise the story, rather than learn or read about it.  We did away with ‘too much text’, too much dependency on eyes and we introduced touch and sound.  We varied the pace, texture, acoustic, density, colour and interactivity. In this exhibition 3,000 objects are distributed over 3,000 square metres; but the story is irresistible.  

Client
Victoria and Albert Museum

“Casson Mann ... are exceptionally committed and talented designers.  They care deeply not only about the finished product but also about the integrity of the design process at every stage.”
 Christopher Wilk
Keeper, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department

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Awards
2003 European Museum of the Year

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Art Deco 1910 - 1939
Victoria and Albert, London
Summer 2003
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'This exhibition is big, beautiful, intelligent and seductive – a show it would be ridiculous to miss.’
Fiona MacCarthy, The Guardian

Project
Attracting 0.3 million visitors over six months in 2003, Art Deco was the most visited temporary exhibition ever held at the V&A - until Hollywood Costume in 2013. 
 
With furniture, graphics, textiles, fashion, architecture, interior design and more, the exhibition was a comprehensive review of this most accessible, yet complex, of styles. The exhibition installation evoked memories of childhood, grandparents and attics. A reconstruction of Rulhmann’s room in the Paris exhibition in 1925;  film footage of Josephine Baker’s banana dance; a reconstruction of the magnificent Strand Palace Hotel entrance; and, finally, the spectacular 1935 Auburn Boat-tail Speedster car, enabled visitors to relive the period with all its glamour and luxury. 

Art Deco alone aims at glamour – and not glamour only, but sexual allure ... Casson Mann, who designed the sleek, chic, installation for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Art Deco exhibition, understands this perfectly.”
Richard Dormant, Daily Telegraph

Client
The Victoria and Albert Museum

Awards
2004 Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence shortlisted
2004 FX Award for Best Exhibition Design finalist

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Churchill War Rooms
Cabinet War Rooms, London
2005
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“This visitor experience is tactile and pre-digital reflecting a mid-century, analogue, paper-driven world using contemporary technology to retain a sense of opening dusty files in an archive.”
Jeremy Hildreth, Wall Street Journal
 
This is the first museum in Britain dedicated to the life and achievements of a single politician. With no precedent to dictate what the public might expect, Casson Mann set out to create an experience that allows the visitor to leave feeling that they have physically met the man.  
 
This installation is a fusion of historic objects and 70 specially commissioned audio-visual exhibits. It features sophisticated interactives that explore the famous speeches, political tactics, moments of decision and the years of isolation. The 17-metre Lifeline Table is laid out with virtual manila folders for each year of Churchill’s life containing 3,000 documents, photographs and film clips.
 
 “Casson Mann’s unique ability to understand, interpret and translate into imaginative design solutions our most vague and notional ideas and needs produced a museum that receives constant professional credit and public approval years after opening.”
Phil Reed, Director of the Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms  

Client
Imperial War Museum

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Awards
2006 Council of Europe Museum Award
2006 D&AD Yellow Pencil for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Installations
2006 D&AD Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Digital Installations
2006 Design Week Awards Joint Winner Interactive Media – Information
2006 Design Week Awards Winner Museums, Galleries & Visitor Attractions
2006 FX Award Best Museum, Exhibition or Installation Design
2005 Gulbenkian Prize shortlist
2005 The Group Leisure Industry Awards Best New Attraction
2005 Visit London Bronze Award for Large Visitor Attraction
2005 The AHI (Association for Heritage Interpretation) Interpret Britain & Ireland Award
2005 AV Magazine Awards: Consumer Installation of the Year
2005 The Joint Award for Outstanding Achievement

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Great North Museum
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
2009
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“It’s impossible for a child to visit this place and not absolutely love it! As an adult visiting with other adults, I thoroughly enjoyed myself”
Visitor quote from Dooyoo Review

Project
Casson Mann transformed the original, much-loved Hancock museum, creating 11 new galleries and a stunning new museum for the north of England.
 
Visitors make a series of surprising and delightful journeys through the collections - to the Living Planet, where they come face to face with a full-sized elephant, to Hadrian’s Wall, which includes an interactive model and a wealth of archaeological finds, and to World Cultures, which presents treasures from all over the world. Each gallery contains a rich mix of interpretative techniques - immersive spaces, films, projections, interactives and animal displays.
 
Designed to engage local families, as well as students and researchers, the museum has been an enormous success.

Client
Newcastle University / Tyne & Wear Museums

“The project has contributed significantly to the region’s tourism and economic impact targets, and is currently the most visited attraction in the North East”
Steve McLean,  Former Senior Manager, Great North Museum

“The staggering success of the Museum more than justifies its 'Great’ title.”
Professor Eric Cross, Dean of Cultural Affairs at Newcastle University

Website

Awards
2011 DBA Design Effectiveness Gold Award
2010 Design Week Award for Museums, Galleries and Visitor
2010 RIBA Award
2010 Arts Fund Prize 2010: nomination
2009 British Interactive Media Award 

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Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
Canterbury, Kent
2012
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“It really is a wonderful museum”
Bob and Roberta Smith

Project
The Beaney’s collections span ethnology, natural history, archaeology, decorative and fine art.  Casson Mann worked with the museum and architects to encourage visitors from the adjacent library to go into the galleries too. 
 
Introducing the collections is a huge Cabinet of Curiosities – stuffed birds, Greek vases, regimental trophies, Siberian maps, shoes and muskets – filling the room with variety and interest. Central tables equipped with drawers, irresistible investigative tools, and learning games provide fun for visitors and objects for study can be changed by the staff on a daily basis. The atmosphere is welcoming and family friendly and its open arms are succeeding: visitor figures increased by 190% after reopening.   

Client
Canterbury County Council / Kent County Council

I want to thank you for taking on board the initial vision, for honing and reshaping it with us, and for creating the magic the process of managing all the hardwrought stages of professional design from pen to production that has made the Beaney art museum happen
Ken Reedie, Curator of Museums and Galleries for Canterbury City Council

Website

Awards
2014 Beautiful South Awards Highly Commended
2013 Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlisted
2013 Heritage Education Trust Sanford Award
2013 Culture Awards - Cultural Landscape Award

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Museolobby
Stanislavski Factory Building, Stanislavskogo, Moscow
2008
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Museolobby is a descriptive title for a special place - a mixture of museum, lobby, cafe and business centre - designed inside a historic building.  Once, it was the entrance to the Stanislavski factory, manufacturers of gold and silver thread, owned by Konstantin Stanislavski, founder of the first acting system.

Inspired by elements of theatre and performance, Casson Mann partially removed the first floor level to create a flytower – a void hovering over a timber floor.  Visitors ‘perform’ on the wooden stage, watched by others engaged with their meetings. The seating is comfortable, with lights and huge screens made from woven ‘silver’ and ‘gold’. The effect is one of quality, elegance and careful thought. 

Client
Horus Capital

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Horus Capital
Stanislavskogo, Moscow
2007
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Casson Mann designed a new open-plan environment for Horus Capital’s Moscow offices. A single timber walkway extends from the chairman’s office to the boardroom,  where it becomes the boardroom table. Along the length of the walkway, workstations branch out and there are embedded cellular glass offices, creating a sense of openness and involvement.
 
The fly-tower in the lobby beneath cuts through the walkway, forging a direct connection between the office spaces and the Museolobby, and allowing glimpses of the fly-tower mechanism. In reception, an interactive desk reacts and changes as visitors approach. Virtual clocks display the time in different world cities.

Client
Horus Capital

Who Am I?
Science Museum, London
2010
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The revamped exhibit updates both the science and the design of the 10-year-old gallery, bringing it bang up to date with the very latest advances in genetic research.”
Duncan Geere, Wired.co.uk

After ten successful years, the Who am I? gallery was re-made by Casson Mann with new, updated content. Retaining the popular, laboratory-inspired aesthetic of the original, Casson Mann introduced more solid colours, complemented by calm white light. We made the gallery more open-plan, with integrated floor and wall projections,  and new, hard-wearing rubber floors.
 
The new gallery features historic objects, specially commissioned artworks and many, interactive multimedia exhibits and games. Visitors are able to morph their faces, predict how their voices will change over the years, experience a voice-box makeover and consider how the family gene pool and interactions with others help shape our identity.

Client
Science Museum

The result is a gallery which feels both familiar and significantly different – and more beautiful than ever.”
Professor Tim Molloy,  Head of Creative Direction at the Science Museum

Website

Awards
2011 Design Week Award for Installations - Commendation

Related News [1]

Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes
Imperial War Museum, London
2010
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Visitor Experience
Tucked away on the fourth floor of the museum, visiting the Lord Ashcroft Gallery feels a bit like  climbing into the loft of a big old house. And the incredible personal stories, medals, diaries, old comics and items of clothing only serve to feed the feeling you’re exploring a wonderful attic room.”
Zoe Craig, Senior Editor at visitlondon.com

Project
Extraordinary Heroes displays the 162 Victoria Crosses owned by the Michael A Ashcroft Trust alongside the 48 VCs and 31 George Crosses held by the IWM. The challenge was to present 241 medals, each with its own citation and personal story, without overwhelming visitors.
 
The design features seven distinct displays, each describing a ‘quality’ of bravery. Each of the seven plinths is made from materials which reflect the content: for example, ‘Boldness’ is wrapped in steel plate, blasted through by shell fire; ‘Sacrifice’ from standing solid oak hearts with one lying fallen. The dense mix of artefacts, multimedia, interactives, sound and texture creates a gallery that is visually rich and immediately engaging.

Client
Imperial War Museum

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Hollywood Costume
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Autumn 2012
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... a conspicuously intelligent display, with a revealing story to tell.
Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times

Hollywood Costume occupied three galleries and delivered an absolute star-burst of evocative movie characters. From Dorothy, Scarlett O’Hara and Elizabeth I, Indiana Jones, Robert De Niro’s Jake La Motta and Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher, it presented the iconic outfits - the sparkly red shoes, Indy’s hat and jacket, Jack Sparrow’s hat - which made those characters mythical. 
 
Matt black stage environments and studio lighting evoked a movie set, giving visitors a privileged view. They followed the journey from script to screen, playing an integral part in the process of creating characters. They could read scripts, see sketches and listen in on conversations between the director, actor and designer. Music, animation and a wealth of detail created an unforgettable visitor experience. 

Client
Victoria & Albert Museum

Rarely have I been in an exhibition which connected so very directly to the lives and memories of visitors.”
Christopher Wilke
Keeper, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion department, V&A

Opened
October 2012 – January 2013

Website

Awards
2013 Art Directors Club Awards Bronze
2013 D&AD In Book Award Spatial Design category

Related News [25]


 
La Cité du Vin
La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux
June 2016
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La Cité du Vin is the world’s largest visitor centre dedicated to the story of wine, and a landmark attraction in the heart of Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world.
 
Within Parisian architects X-Tu’s eye-catching building, Casson Mann have created an immersive, interactive and sensory visitor experience. Extending over 3,000 sqm, 24 different, large-scale exhibits range from spectacular helicopter fly-overs of the world’s most stunning vineyards, to intimate galleries in which visitors can examine the detail of historical documents and artefacts close up. Casson Mann was responsible for conceptualising and art directing all elements of the permanent visitor experience, including audio-visual and media. 

‘There will of course be a cultural aspect to the site, explaining the history of wine, but it also will be a tourist hub for guiding visitors to the region and hospitality centre with restaurants and bars. There will be office space for companies in the wine industry.'
Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux 

Client
Mairie de Bordeaux

Website

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Treasures
Natural History Museum, London
2012
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“A mix of slick design and stunning objects...beautifully executed interpretation screens...a whole world is drawn from this perfect cabinet of curiosities...”
Katy Barrett, British Society for 18th Century Studies

Treasures is a celebration of the Natural History Museum’s collection, showcasing just 22 of its 70 million priceless specimens. Casson Mann created a simple, but striking, centrally-placed display plinth that makes the specimens the focus of the room. Each object has its own case to be appreciated alone. However, the monolithic black granite plinth brings them together into one dramatic installation.
 
Dinosaur tooth, meteorite, and an Emperor Penguin egg collected on Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition - each object has its own story, which visitors explore through interactive digital labels alongside each case.  To bring warmth and animation to the gallery, LED lights wash each label stand with colour that complements the stained glass windows.

Client
Natural History Museum

“We were extremely happy with Casson Mann’s performance in all capacities.  The Treasures gallery opened in November 2012, on time and on budget, and we are pleased that the level of service Casson Mann provided through the project continued to opening and beyond.”
Wanda Sheridan, Project Director Treasures Gallery, Natural History Museum

Website

Awards
2013 Museums and Heritage Awards - highly commended

Related News [4]

Lascaux: Centre International de l’Art Pariétal
Montignac, Dordogne
December 2016
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Casson Mann designed a visitor attraction at the World Heritage Site of Lascaux that features a new, state-of-the-art facsimile of the paleolithic pai