Exhibition Panels for QEF

Posted 22 December 2015

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People is a disability charity that works with people with physical and learning disabilities, or acquired brain injuries, to gain new skills and increase independence.

This year QEF are celebrating their 80th anniversary with a heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project includes the digitisation of their archive (photographs, film, documents), working with disability theatre companies, and developing a travelling and static exhibition.

Eighth Day were appointed to create the travelling exhibition that would showcase the work QEF has been doing for the last 80 years through a set of historic photographs with particular focus on work and training.

Despite working to a set budget, we wanted to create something bespoke and designed a set of exhibition panels based on foam board printed cubes, with bonded aluminum extrusions to the reverse, which provide support and connects the boards together. One of the panels includes a slot for posting a feedback postcard.

We worked with Standard8 to produce the cubes that are lightweight and can easily be transported by car.

I approached Eighth Day as they had come highly recommended by a skilled marketing volunteer who was contributing to the QEF Heritage Project. They did not disappoint – we are thrilled with the final result as it has the impact and wow factor that we needed to showcase our charity’s history. Jo and her team were fantastic to work with and brought real value to the concept and design of our exhibition.

Our brief was difficult as we needed a travelling exhibition which could withstand visiting dozens of venues, whilst keeping to a very tight set budget. They surpassed my expectations of what could be done, and were helpful and speedy when any small changes had to be made. A huge thank you to the team at Eighth Day.

Rachael Stamper
Heritage Project Manager, QEF