Revealing Histories requires a temporary, adaptable space as the location for activities tracing the legacy of the slave trade in Manchester's museums and galleries.
Organisation of the space revolves around a central area with moveable seating facilitating informal, mediated debates for small groups of visitors. Functional materials (OSB, Formica Compact) are chosen to reflect the temporary nature of the space: trestle tables with acrylic
covers for each object allow close scrutiny and avoid the alienating effect of large display cases.
Walls are covered in off-the-shelf acrylic shop-fittings displaying large-format graphic prints. These fittings provide flexibility to replace wall-mounted objects and to insert additional texts in response to gallery discussions and visitor comments.