The historical heart of American ceramics

The Potteries of Trenton Society preserves the history and knowledge of pottery making in Trenton, New Jersey, one of two major ceramic producing centers in the United States. In the 19th and early 20

Connecting young people in the UK and Germany

UK-German Connection promotes cultural exchange between the UK and Germany, and language learning. The project is is funded and governed by the UK and German governments, British Council and the Päda

Millions of personal stories from the First World War

Lives of the First World War, created for Imperial War Museums (IWM), tells the stories of individuals from across Britain and the Commonwealth who experienced the Great War in uniform, working on the

The changing face of local NHS provision

Sussex NHS Commissioners is the new website for local Sussex and Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Surface Impression has been working with the NHS for over a decade, initially w

Sharing disability arts and culture with the world

Disability Arts Online (DAO) was set up to share disability arts and culture with as wide an audience as possible, while supporting disabled artists by getting the word out about the fantastic art bei

Access to the arts for disabled artists and audiences

Disability Arts International is a website commissioned by the British Council, and produced in partnership with Disability Arts Online. It promotes the work of disabled artists, disabled-led companie

Action today to prevent disability tomorrow

The IMPACT Foundation is a global health charity that provides early diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, to prevent needless disability in the developing world. It works to provide education,

Transforming communities through food

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership (BHFP) is a non-profit organisation that helps people to cook, to eat a healthy diet, to grow their own vegetables, and to waste less food. BHFP needed a website t

Collections tell their own stories

Created for CultureNL, including the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, CultureNL Museums showcases 27,000 unique objects relating to the industrial and social history of the North Lanarksh

500,000 Cornish records at your fingertips

Kresen Kernow is the new centre for public records for the County of Cornwall, opened in September 2019 at a brand new location in Redruth. Surface Impression was commissioned to create a website for

Teachers connect young people to art and culture in Liverpool

Culturepool is essential resource for teachers and education professionals in the Liverpool City area, enabling them to connect children and young people to art and cultural activities. Cultural provi

Theatre reimagined for all young audiences

Oily Cart is an innovative theatre company that specializes in productions made for and with children and young people, regardless of their age or perceived ability. The website has a high level of ac

Celebrating heritage in the South West

The South West Heritage Trust (SWHT) is an independent charity composed of three museums and two archive services. Together they tell the remarkable story of Somerset, Devon and the South West. The ma

The shape of remembrance after the First World War

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and Surface Impression created Shaping Our Sorrow, an online exhibition exploring

Britain’s most famous World War II fighter station

‘Inspiring generations, remembering the Few and honouring the Many’, the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum opened in January 2019. A collaboration led by Bromley Council and Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

Support for survivors of sexual violence in London

The London Survivors Gateway (LSG) is a hub that helps youth and adult victims and survivors of sexual violence to access specialist services in London, regardless of their gender, sexuality, disabili

The inspiring history of Canadian theatre

The Theatre Museum of Canada is unique, not only because it has yet to become a bricks and mortar institution (it is already under construction!). It has a collection focused on the history of the Can

Breaking down barriers: the history of the Disability Arts Movement

National Disability Art Collection and Archive (NDACA) celebrates the work of creative people with disabilities, charting the Disability Arts Movements from the 1970s to the mid 1990s. To support the

Accessible heritage for visually impaired visitors

We launched the Sensing Culture website in summer 2018 to showcase the HLF funded accessible heritage project led by The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), who worked with four museums

Rate it! Consumer reviews for and by disabled people

July 2018 saw the release of the Rate it! website, a pilot project to deliver a product review tool authored by and for use by and disabled and older people. We worked alongside the Research Institute

Eight places, 800 years in the lives of deaf and disabled people

Accentuate challenges perceptions of disability by providing life changing opportunities for deaf and disabled people to participate and lead within the cultural sector. We developed Accentuate

One of the best small museums in Canada

Kettle River Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Boundary Country in Canada, where visitors can delve into the history of the Kettle River Valley. We worked with Kettle River to design

The largest seaborne invasion in world history

Ahead of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019, this Heritage Lottery Fund project from Portsmouth City Council transformed the original D-Day Museum, revealing the rich stories of the largest seabor

A digital museum of modern nature

Surface Impression designed and developed Sharing Nature, a digital resource for the Wellcome Collection’s A Museum of Modern Nature exhibition. Members of the public were invited to share photo

The collection of a beheaded king reunited in 3D

This project is centred on a 3D digital reconstruction of the 17th century private galleries of King Charles I at Whitehall Palace in London, and what became the Lost Collection of Charles I after the

Historical musical instruments from UK museums

The MINIM-UK project saw over 20,000 historic instruments from national museums such as the British Museum, V&A, and the Science Museum digitized and gathered into a database by specialist catalog

Culture brought to life for blind and visually impaired people

VocalEyes help arts and heritage organizations identify and remove barriers to access and inclusion for blind and partially sighted people. They deliver around 160-180 live audio-described performanc

Curious and compelling objects

Museum Crush is a project from independent arts charity Culture24. It is dedicated to helping the public to explore the rich treasures held by thousands of UK museums. As well as compelling narra

Invaluable archive of the moving image

Established in 1992, Screen Archive South East (SASE) is a publicly-funded moving image archive serving the South East of England. SASE is part of the School of Media at the University of Br

Recreate a painting to become the art

VanGoYourself is an award-winning website allowing users to recreate classic scenes from some of the world’s most famous paintings and share them with friends. The project is managed and run by

The best and worse of human nature: the history of the HIV epidemic

Avert is an HIV and AIDS education charity who has been at the forefront of the HIV response since 1986. To mark the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of the HIV epidemic, Avert asked

The home of British poetry

The Poetry Society is a charitable organization that has represented British Poetry since 1909. It has become a dynamic arts organizations, representing British poetry both nationally and internati

Art and heritage in a seaside city

Brighton & Hove’s Royal Pavilion and Museums consists of five different venues: a palace, a historic house and three museums. Surface Impression redeveloped the online presence of this mul

Conservation of extraordinary places

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is focused on the preservation of built and made heritage; buildings, monuments, gardens, rock carvings and industrial heritage are all included. We worked with World Monume

Darwin’s life in letters

The Darwin Correspondence Project represents an extensive collection of letters to and from Charles Darwin. The University of Cambridge has collected Darwin’s letters, and works with other insti

Capturing the meaning of museum objects

Since the 1970s the UK-based Collections Trust has been helping museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning. Their standards and advice are respected and used around the

A theatre’s history written large

Surface Impression worked with archivists and volunteers on a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to digitize and catalogue programmes, documents, tickets and photographs from the 110 year hi

Learning disabled people get creative digitally

SprungDigi was all about learning disabled people (people with developmental disabilities) getting creative and connecting with the world through digital tech. It was a project supported by Arts Counc