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23 December 2015

An Award for Cityscapes

Last week I packed up my Cityscape sample set and went to the Museums Association Conference and trade show at the ICC in Birmingham. It was a good opportunity to meet and network with members from all sorts of museums around the country, including a few from overseas.

Our Cityscapes designer, Julia Gash, was just about to create a brand new Birmingham cityscape, so it was great to see some of the features of the city in person, having researched them online. Arriving at New Street station, the Grand Central shopping centre and massive new John Lewis store were incredibly impressive.

The conference venue was right next to other great Birmingham landmarks: the Symphony Hall, Central Library, Rep Theatre, and the Alpha Tower.

Later in the evening were not one but two networking events. The first one was at the curiously-named Coffin Works in the famous Jewellery Quarter, a fascinating industrial museum in the old premises of a coffin furniture maker. All the old drop-stamping, warehousing and office fittings are preserved so it was like stepping back in time.  Here is where the coffin fittings for the Queen Mother were made!

This was followed by a drinks reception at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, a stunning Victorian building in the city centre.  We were welcomed into a central round room with domed ceiling, covered in beautiful Pre-Raphaelite paintings.  There is an excellent gift shop too – perfect for the upcoming Birmingham Cityscape tote bag.

During the 2-day conference, delegates were invited to vote for ‘Best New Product’ and ‘Best Looking Stand’. I was thrilled to hear that Talented had won Best Looking Stand!  There was a presentation in front of the whole conference and a very smart glass cube trophy, all great publicity and recognition for Julia’s Cityscape designs.

What a great way to end the trade shows of 2015!   

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