Embracing the future of a small town, while remembering the past

The small town of Ladysmith, British Columbia is steeped in years of history and the town was eager to show this off to visitors (many of whom stop on their way between Victoria and Nanaimo) and resid

Sharing and shaping histories

Website redevelopment for a vibrant local museum focused on engaging local communities.

The conservation of books and paper

The International Association of Book and Paper Conservators connects professionals in the field of conservation and preservation of books and paper.

Communities map their coastal heritage

The interactive user-generated map gathers and shares community knowledge on historical and cultural locations along the coast of Washington state.

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

Celebrating the Arts & Crafts Movement in London

A new website bringing together two of London's most important Arts & Crafts organizations, the William Morris Society and the Emery Walker Trust.

Interactive maps of European coastal heritage

The multi-language interactive map of European cultural heritage is enhanced with text, images and videos, and encourages contributions from local communities.

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

Celebrating heritage in the South West

A multisite platform for three museums and two archives serving Somerset, Devon and the South West of England.

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

Life in a First World War prisoner-of-war camp

The history of Raikeswood Camp, a First World War prisoner-of-war (POW) camp, can now be accessed through the website Surface Impression created for Craven Museum. This user-focused website includes s

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

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

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

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

Walking on air

Surface Impression produced a mobile app for the British Airways i360, a new major visitor attraction on Brighton’s seafront. Release of the app coincided with the opening of the attraction in

How to take UK culture to China

Collaborating with Culture24, Surface Impression was engaged by the British Council to explore methods to promote content from UK cultural organizations within China. The organizations included the Vi

From fossils to digital

The Jurassic Coast is a 95 mile length of the south coast of England. Awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2001, the area connects the coast with the broader countryside and its social and