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Tallest of orders

Walk into the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and be amazed at spectacular showcases extending over two floors.

  • inca prism and access cases at the huntarian royal college of surgeons
  • inca prism and access cases at the huntarian royal college of surgeons
  • inca prism and access cases at the huntarian royal college of surgeons

The main gallery contains over 3,000 specimens collected and prepared by John Hunter, chiefly remembered as the founder of "scientific surgery".

Adjoining galleries spread across two floors explore the history of surgery through collections assembled by many distinguished conservators, including Richard Owen, William Flower and Sir Arthur Keith. Our part in the museum project was spread over two years - from initial design consultancy to final installation.

Throughout the project our dedicated design and project management team worked with the museum designers, Ronayne Design, to imagine and create a stunning environment to house these scientific treasures. Everything needed engineering, prototyping and integrating with the building's structure and services. As well as this tour-de-force, the 36 other showcases also called for individual variations beyond the standard. John Ronayne commented "ClickNetherfield's patience, ingenuity and determination to meet this challenge was quite exemplary. Every member of their team was a pleasure to work with, from the site fitters to the Directors".

ClickNetherfield's patience, ingenuity, and determination to meet this challenge was quite exemplary. Every member of their team was a pleasure to work with.

John Ronayne,
Ronayne Design

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

Over 3,000 specimens prepared and collected by John Hunter during the 18th century.

Museum

The Hunterian Museum, London, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Date

October 2004

Designer

Ronayne Design

Unique Features

6m high, 3-level atrium of showcases 200m2 of display space 84 doors and 120 self-ventilating fibre optic projectors.

Cases Used

Inca, Prism and Access