Victoria & Albert Museum

For the relaunch of the ‘Europe 1600 – 1815 Galleries’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Centre Screen designed and produced four interactives to complement the V&A’s collection of 17th- and 18th-century European artefacts.

Inspired by Diderot and d’Alembert’s ‘Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers’ published between 1751 and 1772, the ‘Trades’ interactive allows visitors to learn more about the work and craftsmanship that went into producing many of the objects on display in the gallery. ‘Terrible Trades’ is a touchscreen interactive that allows younger museum-goers to play as a gilder, seamstress or tanner.

In ‘Design A Wig’, users can design their own elaborate headpieces and share them on social media. The fourth interactive is an annotated and dynamic version of the Brussels Ommegang painting.