NOV 00] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT NEWS
Museum Has Designs On Car Style Show
look at the past, present and future of car design and styling is
being developed in a new gallery at the Museum of British Road
HOW THE NEW GALLERY
to the new gallery, called 'Icons: Cars and Design from the 1930s to
the future', will be able to have a go at designing their own car.
from Coventry University’s Automotive Design Degree course have been
involved with getting the display together, which will open in
curators hope to continue the lively interactive approach taken in the
Boomtown Boomtime exhibition, which opened earlier this year.
gallery will show car design and how it relates to other designed
objects. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite examples
and see past and future designs.
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE
visiting will be encouraged to think about why cars look different
from each other and what attracts people to them. Visitors will also
be able to see examples of past and future designs.
work, which began this week, has been made possible because of the
museum’s growing status. Being designated as a nationally-important
collection opens up new sources of funding to museum in Hale Street.
Steve Bagley said:
at the museum is looking forward to opening this gallery. We have
been talking to visitors a lot over the last few years and they have
told us that this is the sort of thing that they would like to see.
new gallery displays some of our most striking cars and will give
visitors an opportunity to think about car design while also having
Joan Wright, cabinet member (Leisure and Cultural Services) said:
am delighted to see yet another exciting new development at the
museum is committed to developing innovative new displays that will
capture visitors' imagination and I am sure that this new gallery
will prove to be just as popular as the very successful Boomtown
am really looking forward to seeing the completed project after
of the work is being carried out off site so that disruption is kept
to an absolute minimum, and visitors will still be able to see popular
displays such as Boomtown, Thrust 2 and the Blitz Experience.
new gallery is planned to open to the public on 9 January 2001