SINGAPORE SCIENCE CENTRE
HKD, a specialist in design for museums, exhibitions and exhibits moved from North London to a Grade-II listed former casino building in Margate in December 2009. The project was supported by a grant from the Government's Meanwhile Fund to help with the refurbishment of the premises, and the company relocated with the assistance of Locate in Kent, Margate Renewal Partnership and Thanet District Council.
Kate Kneale from HKD said;
“A belief in cultural heritage and community engagement has always been core to our business, but we simply hadn’t got the budget or commercial space to realise this vision in London. Moving to Margate has enabled us to share skills and work more with the community. We now have a large property with a studio, gallery for artists in residence and a meeting room we hire out."
“We chose Margate because we were impressed by the creative culture of the town and its beautiful buildings. The regeneration framework drawn up by Margate Renewal Partnership perfectly complements our company philosophy – there’s no way we’ve retired to the seaside, we’re expanding and exploring new opportunities – just like Margate.”
HKD’s work includes an exhibition on the life of T.S. Eliot in the Folio Gallery at the British Library, Portraits from Vilna - an international travelling exhibition about the Holocaust in Lithuania, a new gallery on the Science of Fire at the Singapore Science Centre and ongoing refurbishment at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
For more information visit www.hkd.uk.com
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