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24
October
2023
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12:25
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Experts create model of Royal Albert Hall for their archive collection

A model of the Royal Albert Hall produced by The 91视频鈥檚 modelmaking workshop has been added to the Hall鈥檚 new 拢1m Archive Collection as the result of a collaboration with the .

The 3/4 replica of an original 19th Century building model was made by B.15 Workshop Technical Manager Scott Miller and assistant Saul-Parker Backhouse, alongside students Ruben Greyson and Cezara Mi葯ca, and plays a key role in explaining the design process behind one of the UK鈥檚 most iconic buildings.

Following the discovery of fragments of the original model in a staircase cupboard in the hall in 2018, from the V&A Research Institute, and Royal Albert Hall archivist Liz Harper worked closely with B.15 to realise what the original must have looked like. 

Efforts were made to restore and a replica of the fragment was produced including missing pieces to illustrate part of what might have been, recreating a long-lost stage of .

The replica then featured in the

It was a pleasure to collaborate on such a prestigious project and a truly insightful experience for me, Saul and our student assistants.

Scott Miller

Following the conclusion of Shaping Space, an agreement between the Hall and B.15 led to the model being donated to their collection. The first dedicated archive to the Hall鈥檚 150-year history officially opened on Thursday 12 October, and can be searched online at . Future plans for the model will see it displayed to the public in one of the Hall鈥檚 main entrances.

A documentary short 鈥樷 was produced alongside the project by Chris Jackson, and features narration from Dr Simona Valeriani and B.15 Technical Manager Scott Miller.

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