Tandem was first commissioned by Lagan Legacy to assist in their Stage Two application to Heritage Lottery Fund for the development of a Maritime Heritage Centre to be located within the MV Confiance.
It was essential to ensure visitor movement and flow continued throughout the entire barge, from the Gallery and Multi-Use Space below deck, to the upper deck Café. In the exhibition gallery, visitor flow was achieved by taking a ‘zoned’ approach to the interpretive layout, using graphic devices and colour changes to indicate new theme sections.
A computer terminal provides visitor access to reminiscence from the ‘Oceans In Mind’ outreach project, and additional archive material can be accessed through touch screens located throughout space.
There are hands-on physical, educational and technology-based interactives and puzzles spread throughout the gallery alongside artefact and memorabilia displays, including Canberra plans, totalling 12 different decks on display in custom-made vitrines with drawers.