23rd June 2004

 

STUDENTS TEAM UP TO SHOWCASE CONSERVATION

 

Students at the University of Lincoln have helped the county council’s Conservation Services Department to show off its work at the Lincolnshire Show.

 

Staff at the council approached the university before Easter for help designing a stand at the showground.

 

A team of students studying Museum and Exhibition Design, Furniture Design and Graphic Design got together to design and build a special exhibition stand for the council which is now on display at the showground.

 

Graphic Design students designed a logo for the Conservation Services Department, Museum and Exhibition Design students designed the stand and Furniture Design students built it in time for the start of the two-day show today (Wednesday).

 

The students also produced three interactive exhibits for the stand. The project was overseen by students Nick Osgerby and Fiona Pook.

 

“The stand looks great and the clients are very pleased with it,” said Pam Locker, course leader for Museum and Exhibition Design at the University of Lincoln.

 

“It is designed to showcase the work of the county council’s Conservation Department and raise awareness of the beauty of the Lincolnshire countryside and its historic buildings.”

 

Lou Burton, a technical assistant in the council’s Conservation Services Department, added: “We found working with the students and joy and a pleasure and it’s turned out to be even better than we could have hoped for.”

 

Lincolnshire County Council’s Conservation exhibit can be found at stand number 205 in the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) tent in the conservation area.

 

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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