Sarner completed design, production and installation of new and interactive exhibitions at the National Trust’s Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire (UK). The project’s completion coincided with the 175th anniversary of the invention of the first photographic negative by William Henry Fox Talbot.
The brief was to tell the story of this inventor by exploring his home life, family and his pioneering achievements in photography which helped changed the way we see the world. In updating these exhibitions, Sarner made the current offering more family friendly, hands on and interactive whilst allowing visitors to explore the Fox Talbot home and discover the birthplace of photography. Using a mixture of creative techniques interspersed with interactive elements, Sarner worked to bring the story of this Victorian inventor to life following through themes of invention, light, optics and photography.
The project has been a great success, providing visitors with a good balance of history and interactivity, suitable for all the family.