Voice and Vote

Exhibition Design, 2018

Metaphor designed the popular 2018 Voice & Vote exhibition in Westminster Hall, which tells the story of Women’s Suffrage.

We unfolded this complex story as clearly and powerfully as possible, using a wide range of media – film, graphics, photography and artifacts plus a number of immersive moments where visitors can imagine themselves back in the ‘Cage’ – the nickname for the 19th century women’s gallery to which the women were confined – or sitting in parliament, listening to key debates in the Suffrage story.  We orchestrated all these different media together as seamlessly as possible.

Westminster Hall is a Grade 1 listed space of national importance.  A further challenge was to design and install this exhibition so that it didn’t conflict with the renovations to the roof that were going on overhead.