Stowe House Grand Opening
Congratulations to Stowe House who yesterday opened their new Visitor Centre to the public, attracting 3,500 visitors in the first day. Following HLF funding in 2013, The Stowe House Preservation Trust has worked hard to create a new Welcome and Discovery Centre in the cellar of the grand 18th century historical house and gardens set in the heart of rural Buckinghamshire.
World-renowned as an inspirational influence for creative thinking and design innovation, Stowe House’s new exhibition aims to tell the fascinating story of the house and some of the equally fascinating characters who lived in it. Working alongside exhibition designers Opera Amsterdam, Centre Screen created a series of imaginative talking portraits where visitors can meet three of the main protagonists in the Stowe House Story. Using interactive tables, visitors can ‘unlock’ a series of 12 charming stories, combining character re-enactment sequences with beautiful animation and illustrations to create a magical, immersive experience that visitors can take with them as they explore the house, and when they return home.
Jenna Spellane, Project Manager said, “The Talking Portraits are absolutely incredible. They’re even better than we had ever imagined!”