8th September 2005




A talented University of Lincoln student who recently scooped first prize in the TiLE 2005 Young Designer competition is due to graduate at Lincoln Cathedral next week.


Fiona Pook’s award winning work will be on display at the annual TiLE (Trends, Technology, Theming and Design in Leisure Environments) exhibition in the Netherlands at the end of the month.


The 25-year-old Museum and Exhibition Design student submitted her third-year project, which was based on an exhibition at the visitor centre at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, for the award.


A camping trip in 2002 provided Fiona with the inspiration for her work. “I travelled around America for three months with some friends and one of the highlights of the trip was a visit to Yellowstone,” she said.


“While I was there I noticed there was a lack of information for visitors on the volcanic activity in the park so I decided to design an exhibition based on the park’s geothermal features.”


It’s the fifth time in six years a student from the University of Lincoln has won the award.


Young Designer Award chairman David Lang said: “Fiona provided a clear brief, which was very well worded and supported with excellent research and very comprehensive content. She continues the trend of very high-quality submissions being received from Lincoln and I look forward to meeting her in Maastricht.”


TiLE 2005, which is being held at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre from 27th to 29th September, is an exhibition, conference and networking opportunity for operators of attractions, venues and facilities that are used by the people in their leisure time such as theme parks or museums.


Fiona, who is from Crossgates in Scarborough, is graduating at 11.30am on Wednesday 14th September with a 2:1 in Museum and Exhibition Design.


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