Britten Pears Arts

v2.0 is here!

Britten Pears Arts write and publish a lot of quality content online, much of which reflects Britten’s incredible legacy. Britten himself was a hoarder of some note, and The Red House archive contains an extraordinary selection of items, from opera source material to restaurant receipts!

The team wanted us to produce an interactive and engaging online exhibition for their exhibition, Such an Artist to Write For, an exploration of the relationships between Britten and his artistic collaborators.

The result is a single page scrolling exhibition site which features audio, video and text from the exhibition, all re-imagined in digital form. We had a lot of fun making this site!

See the site at
https://redhouseexhibition.brittenpearsarts.org/suchanartist/

The project entailed…

  • Design and branding
  • Build of custom templates for the platform
  • Integration of custom animations
  • Full use of The Museum Platform blocks and tools
  • Bespoke development of additional editor blocks
  • Ongoing support and development

“In 2021 I worked with The Museum Platform on a digital exhibition for Britten Pears Arts entitled ‘Such an Artist’ . After a series of preliminary meetings, at which Mike and Jeremy were unfailingly generous with their time (and extremely patient with a number of hold-ups to the project) we worked together very easily and I am extremely happy with the result. Mike and Jeremy fully understood what we wanted from the online exhibition, and they both managed expectations and exceeded them! I learned a great deal about how best to represent a physical exhibition online – what the fundamental differences are, and how the digital experience can bring something completely new to the subject-matter. It was also very easy to work with the website builder, and the last-minute snagging was dealt with easily and efficiently. It was great to work with such friendly and knowledgeable partners, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do so again.”

Dr Lucy Walker, Head of Public Engagement, Britten Pears Arts