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New Replicating Old

English Heritage came to us with a request for new showcases for their JW Evans Building in Birmingham, but with a very specific look and feel.

JW Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic facilities in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. The buildings still contain all the machinery, fixtures and fittings, as well as an extremely complete archive. English Heritage stepped into rescue the factory in March 2008 after a number of other initiatives to save the factory had failed.

Our client, English Heritage had images of the original showroom which contained these items and wanted the room to look as similar as possible, with blue fabric interiors and narrow wooden frameworks.

The showcases look good, and we are confident that the environmental performance and security will be an improvement on the original cases. They can also be safely opened by one person, which is excellent.

Beth Stanley, Conservator, English Heritage

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

Examples of the huge range of silverware that JW Evans manufactured.

Museum

English Heritage JW Evans Building

Date

April 2011

Designer

Design was done internally

Unique Features

Our standard frames are clad with wood to replicate the original showcases in the building

Cases Used

Inca, Prism