20th June 2017
Flint wins Horniman Museum and Gardens brief

Cultural communications specialists Flint have been appointed by the Horniman Museum and Gardens to deliver a communications strategy to support the launch of its new World Gallery and Studio in 2018.

The World Gallery is a key component of the South London-based Horniman’s planned £4.6m development project to bring its designated anthropology collection to wider audiences, with a new Studio offering a space for artistic and community responses to the world-class collection.

The World Gallery will display over 3,000 exceptional and inspiring objects, many of which have not been seen by the public for years.

Flint has been tasked with building a compelling narrative for the museum’s capital development project, positioning the Horniman as a must-visit destination for local, national and international audiences and amplifying its authoritative voice in the field of museum anthropology.

Victoria Pinnington, Director Communications and Income Generation, Horniman Museum and Gardens, said: “We are looking forward to working closely with Flint on the launch of our new World Gallery and The Studio, a major milestone for the Museum. Celebrating the wonder and complexity of what it means to be human, the new displays will invite visitors to engage with different ways of seeing and interpreting the world.  These new projects will challenge audiences to consider their own place among the variety and beauty of the world’s many cultures, offering an opportunity for reflection upon our own cultures and societies.

Claire Thomas, Associate Director at Flint, said: “We’re delighted to be on board at this significant moment in the history of the Museum. We look forward to uncovering and telling new stories about the Horniman and its fascinating anthropological collections. It will be of particular importance to share the world leading expertise inside these walls with the most diverse audiences possible, supporting the Museum’s mission to promote a wider appreciation of the world, its peoples and their cultures, and its environments.”

Image Credit: Horniman Clocktower by Sophia Spring, 2015 © Sophia Spring, Courtesy of the Horniman Museum and Gardens