Museums at Night is a national even where many Museums are opening their doors after hours and putting on special activities. Royal Armouries Leeds are involved in the event in a slightly different way.
Museums at Night are running a competition where the winner gets the chance to work with an artist who will design a one of installation for the venue. Five venues have the chance to work with such an artist. This is determined by votes cast online between 1st and 16th May 2015.
Royal Armouries Leeds are competing to secure the services of Davy & Kristin McGuire. The McGuire’s blend traditional paper art with projected animation to create a wordless story.
Here is what Royal Armouries and the McGuires have planned if the Armouries win the public ballot:
The Royal Armouries, Leeds will help the McGuires torment an old colonel with spirits of the English Civil War! Exploring the regret one man felt at joining the Parliamentarians against the King, the impressive horseback Knight astride the Atrium will be used to bring the story to life.
The installation has great promise and I hope you’ll join me in trying to bring this project to Leeds. You can keep up with this by watching the Royal Armouries Facebook Page or joining the Royal Armouries Facebook Event.
Clicking on this image will take you to the voting page.
You can learn more about Davy & Kristin McGuire by visiting their website.
Visit the Museums at Night website to find out more about the whole program. There are events throughout the country,