The Future of Museums with the Earth Museum

We know from Philip Pullman the danger of being disconnected from your Daemon. Here at HKD we have long been worried about museum artefacts being dislocated from their home soil and lost to local contemporary audiences. There are arguments on both sides about the repatriation of collections globally, nationally, locally; it is bound to be […]

Out of this world accessibility

HKD are delighted to have designed the revamped Winchester Science Centre. Due to open later this year, installation is well underway.

Flight gallery design approved

As China is returning to business as usual, our latest project Flight Gallery in Shanghai Science & Technology Museum was signed-off yesterday.

Back & Fill

Looking out to the horizon from Marine Studios we can see a storm coming, and we need something to look forward to. So we’re creating Back & Fill, a one-off festival for interesting times, inspired by the currents of seaside life. Celebrating Margate’s resilience, it’s programmed to happen at the end of what looks like […]

1st Friday Digital: Playful learning

After running First Fridays for 10 years at the studio, we’ve been taking stock and thinking about fresh ways to deliver them. During this season of social distancing, First Fridays will go digital. For our first offering, we bring you our SELECTION OF PLAYFUL LEARNING – museums, heritage and arts resources. Whether you’re suddenly homeschooling […]

Winchester Science Centre’s £1.1M redevelopment

HKD has been awarded the design contract to masterplan the redevelopment of Winchester Science Centre and is designing the first phase of interpretative design, along with build contractors TMP. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, an independent educational charity on a mission to excite children in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), is set to relaunch […]

God’s House Tower, Southampton opening!

We’re very excited to be the exhibit designers for the major refurbishment project of one of Southampton’s most important buildings – God’s House Tower. The historic gateway into Old Southampton is open once again. Telling the stories of this extraordinary site through a mixture of interactive exhibit design and artist responses, there are some beautiful, fascinating […]

Celebrate HKD’s 10th Birthday Party!

It’s been ten years since we moved the studio from London to Margate. Come and join us for an extraordinary First Friday, as we celebrate a decade by the sea at Marine Studios. To make things extra special we’ll be launching Adventures in Comics 6 – the latest in our ongoing series of comic challenges […]

Tippoo or not Tippoo? V&A Friday Late

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last Friday, we set up a bespoke game for the V&A Friday Late,  with our GEEK hats on, called ‘Tippoo or not Tippoo?’ reflecting on their extraordinary collections. Visitors donned their respective object tabards and leapt on the board to discover unbelievable truths.  With nearly 5000 people attending the ‘All to Play For’ Late, we […]

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