Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton
Digital-led exhibition and online archive for the world-renowned centre for amputee rehabilitation
The UK’s first hospital for the treatment and rehabilitation of amputees was founded in Roehampton in 1915 to improve the prospects of limbless soldiers returning from war in Europe. We designed and co-curated the permanent exhibition at Queen Mary’s working with the Friends Archives and Museums Group, and sourcing content from the hospital’s collections, the London Metropolitan Archive and the Imperial War Museum. We developed the QMH Archives website a year later.
iPad kiosks & 100% uptime
The exhibition includes around two and a half hours of video that we shot in interviews and at amputee physical and occupational therapy sessions at the hospital. Oral histories from the QMH collection and animated stills are explored along with the video via five iPad kiosks – up and working with no maintenance issues for the whole of the first year (so far) since the opening.