Our sister company, RS Heritage offers a range of solutions to curators and guardians of important cultural collections. Over the last 25 years we have provided a complete service from conceptualisation to installation in heritage settings as diverse as castles, visitor attractions, museums, and galleries. We provide specialist skills in scenic art, experiential and interpretive displays, kinetic installations and recreations of landscapes and cultural interiors. Our museum work has more permanency than other projects and so use of robust materials and a long-term design approach are crucial success factors. We are proud that our work has received recognition in industry awards for innovation and quality.
‘The Land of Ice & Fire’ – Celebrating the Drama of Iceland
RS Displays were awarded a contract to recreate the drama of Iceland in a series of cutting edge museums – the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’. Interpretive displays, interactive touch media and dynamic graphics all formed key ingredients in the successful execution of this project. Iceland is at the forefront of renewable energy and has ambitions to become the first country in the world to be totally self-sufficient in energy. At the Reykjanes Geothermal Plant we created a museum focusing on the role of energy in our daily lives – ‘Power Plant Earth’. Our craftsmen produced a showcase for a ‘Smart’ car placed on a wind turbine blade juxtaposed with a back-projection display. The projection presentation explored the impact of carbon pollution by utilising the car windows.
‘Lime & Ice’ - Sutton Bank National Park Centre
RS Displays were approached to deliver experiential activities to bring the geology and archaeology of Sutton Bank in the North York Moors to life. Our museum displays allowed visitors to step into the shoes of archaeologists, fly a glider and make fossils.
York Castle Museum WW1
The WW1 exhibition at York Castle Museum commissioned RS Displays to deliver an experience based around the impact of WW1 on the lives of the people of York. Harnessing the skills of our scenic artists and with forensic attention to detail we interpreted and executed the brief by recreating the interior of a WW1 railway carriage, fighting trenches and combat tanks.
York Castle Museum – Street Scene
Set in York Castle Museum, Kirkgate is a word famous recreation of a York Victorian street and is the oldest of its type in the UK. As part of its transformation and expansion in 2012, RS Displays scenic arts and heritage team was commissioned to deliver a range of shop front and domestic dwelling details and finishes.
Weald and Downland Visitor Centre
RS Displays were commissioned by Potter Associates to produce an intricate Oak ‘king’ truss as part of a new interactive galley space at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, West Sussex. This project underlines the craftsmanship and skill of our team and has helped the museum position the landscape, rural life and communities of the South Downs in a fresh and dynamic way.