Winning design showcased for Croome archive room - The Evesham Observer

Winning design showcased for Croome archive room

Evesham Editorial 17th Oct, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A NATIONAL Trust site near Pershore has crowned the winning design of a new archive room which will showcase its extensive historic records in imaginative and surprising ways.

Croome recently announced the team of Elena Thatcher, Ruth Hall and Max Jones as the winners of the innovative project, for their ‘I Am Archive’ design, following a competition the parkland held this summer where visitors were encouraged to help choose the final winner.

The group are a mix of theatre designers and architects who have drawn on their experiences to create the design, which will be built in 2017.

The project is not about recreating the Croome archive, which is carefully looked after at The Hive in Worcester, but seeks to create an imaginative and stimulating experience for visitors to explore what archives are all about.




Visitors can see the scale model of the winning design on the first floor of the mansion house.

The I Am Archive team said it had been an amazing competition to take part in and that they were inspired by the pioneering spirit of Croome.


Clare Harris, Croome’s creative producer, said: “Both proposals were strong which made it incredibly hard for us to choose from and it was a difficult decision as the final scores were extremely close.

“This is the first time these individuals have worked together on a project of this scale. From the offset they impressed us with their energy and enthusiasm.

“I’m looking forward to working more closely with them over the coming months.”

Croome’s park and lakeside are open from 10am to 5.30pm and Croome Court is open from 11am to 4.30pm every day.

Call the National Trust site on 01905 371006 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome for more information.

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