Sarah Lambie

Immersive exhibition to open in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama

4:03, 9th March 2019

The Museum of London has partnered with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) to mount an immersive exhibition entitled ‘Beasts of London’, in which visitors will begin their journey before the city of London was created, and be guided through to the present day by a variety of animal narrators. Each episode will tell the story of the capital from an animal’s perspective and highlight iconic moments in the city’s history, such as the arrival of the Romans and The Plague. 

Inspired by objects in the museum’s collection, Beasts of London will be a fully interactive digital installation that will use video projection mapping to immerse the visitor into the world of animals. Working in partnership with the GSMD, a new multi-sensory and visually striking space will be created. The exhibition will be led by multi award-winning director, designer and audio visual specialist Dan Shorten; video projection lead at the Guildhall School. The School’s most recent projects led by Shorten include Blackout at Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber and Waddesdon Imaginarium at Waddesdon Manor. 

Shorten said: ‘We are delighted to be working with the Museum of London to bring to life the story of animals throughout history in London and its streets using the latest video mapping technology. Video design is a fast growing area of the Guildhall School’s work, and our production artists are regularly engaged for high profile public facing work. We can’t wait to animate Beasts of London in an immersive and spectacular way.’

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