Nick Bell Design


Voices from the Deep is installed at The Postal Museum

The temporary exhibition design we have spent the last seven months working on with Nick Coombe Architecture has been installed. It is due to open on 29 March. Our design features use of ultraviolet torches, an audio installation, a projected film, a ship-shaped display table and an interactive that invites visitors to write a letter to the future.

The exhibition tells the story of the SS Gairsoppa torpedoed during World War II carrying silver, tea and mail from India to the UK. The wreck's cargo was recovered in 2011 in one of the deepest salvage operations in history. The story we tell focuses on the letters written in the lead up to Christmas 1940 that were never received and can now be read for the first time 77 years later.


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