Website and digital interpretation at London’s oldest hospital
We designed and developed bartsheritage.org.uk for Barts Heritage, focused on the restoration and opening up of buildings including James Gibbs’ North Wing in the run up to the Barts 900 anniversary celebrations.
Our digital interpretation includes our 360° tour of the Great Hall and three short films designed around photographs from the Barts Archives and including library footage from the 1970s, along with a 360° video shot in the Square.
The Hogarth paintings
Interpretation explores two vast canvases by William Hogarth that form the backdrop of the staircase to the Great Hall.
Hogarth, better known for satirical etchings, made these enormous paintings free, establishing himself as a ‘history painter’ for the first time.
The biblical images of the Good Samaritan and the Pool of Bethesda explore a huge range of medical conditions, interpreted in close up on the website by experts from Barts.
Heritage, health & wellbeing
The restoration will open access to the Great Hall and Hogarth Stair, and improve displays and facilities in the museum and archives.
The refreshed and reinterpreted heritage spaces, collections and activities will be designed to promote wellbeing for staff, patients and visitors.