University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
Client: University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
Goal: Create visitor-facing interpretation in a building without detracting from its role as a sacred space.
Delivery: Consultation with the client and stakeholders was key to finding interpretive interventions that worked for everybody. We developed ideas that could either be disabled during services (such as soundscapes and projection onto pillars) or which looked entirely in keeping with the church’s interior (lecterns, woven fabrics, specially commissioned graphic artworks).
Result: The parish kept its vibrant hub, while the church’s thousands of visitors got an insight into its role in Britain’s theological, historical and academic traditions.
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