image for Talk item typeCrossing Boundaries: G Shearcroft & W Hemingway at National Archives

Talk, Thu 27 Jun 2019

Contact

The National Archives

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Details

Our civic campus in Kew is home to researchers, family historians, civil servants and over 1,000 years of national records. Opening up our public spaces to provide new ways to interact with our collections is part of our ambition. In this Q&A, our design partners, Geoff Shearcroft AOC and Wayne Hemingway MBE, discuss how space and design can be used to reimagine the archive and shift the boundaries of our collection.

As part of this talk, Geoff Shearcroft will present AOC’s masterplans for the overhaul of the public spaces inside our iconic brutalist landmark in South West London. Wayne Hemingway will talk about the challenge of rebranding The National Archives.
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Geoff Shearcroft is an architect and founder of AOC. The practice designed the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection and is currently transforming the V&A’s Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.

Wayne Hemingway is the founder of HemingwayDesign, an internationally-acclaimed design agency. With a career spanning four decades in the design industry, Wayne’s diverse portfolio ranges from the design of the Transport for London uniforms in 2015 to the redevelopment of Dreamland in Margate.

A limited number of free tickets are available to architecture students. Proof of ID required.

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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 27 Jun 2019 19:30 to 20:30

Prices

£0 - £10

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


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