The historical heart of American ceramics

The Potteries of Trenton Society preserves the history and knowledge of pottery making in Trenton, New Jersey, one of two major ceramic producing centers in the United States. In the 19th and early 20

Connecting young people in the UK and Germany

UK-German Connection promotes cultural exchange and language learning between the UK and Germany. This project is run jointly by the German Embassy and the British Council and includes initiatives to

Millions of personal stories from the First World War

This project, created for Imperial War Museums, tells the stories of individuals from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served in uniform and worked on the home front during the Great War. It ca

Bringing together NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups

Surface Impression has been working with the NHS for over a decade, initially with primary care trusts and subsequently with Clinical Commissioning Groups. We have taken our clients through several it

Sharing Disability Arts & Culture with the World

Disability Arts Online (DAO) was set up to advance disability arts and culture to as wide an audience as possible, supporting disabled artists by getting the word out about the fantastic art being pro

Taking action today to prevent disability tomorrow

A global health charity that provides early diagnosis and treatment, surgery, education, safe water and several other initiatives in order to prevent needless disability in the developing world. Surfa

Transforming communities and lives through food

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership (BHFP) is all about food. They are a non-profit organisation that helps people to cook, to eat a healthy diet, to grow their own vegetables and to waste less food.

Bringing collections to life through storytelling

Created for CultureNL (including the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life) CultureNL Museums showcases 27,000 unique objects relating to the industrial and social history of the local North La

500,000 Cornish records at your fingertips

Kresen Kernow is the new centre for public records for the County of Cornwall, opened in September 2019 at a brand new location in Redruth. Surface Impression was commissioned to create a website for

Connecting young people to local art and culture across the Liverpool City Region

An essential resource for teachers in the Merseyside area, enabling young people to experience cultural activities. Culturepool was created alongside the Cultural Education Partnership in response to

Celebrating the tactile and sensory nature of inclusive theatre

Built for an innovative theatre company that specializes in productions for very young and disabled children. Oily Cart needed to have high accessibility as well as being engaging and imaginative. It

Uniting multiple heritage services within a single brand

The South West Heritage Trust is an independent charity composed of three museums and two archive services. Together they tell the remarkable story of Somerset, Devon and the South West. The main chal

Shaping Our Sorrow: Commemorating the Fallen via an online exhibition

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international foundation that honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the WW1 and WW2, ensuring that they will neve

Inspiring generations, remembering the Few and honouring the Many

‘Inspiring generations, remembering the Few and honouring the Many’ is the motto of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum opened in January 2019. A collaboration led by Bromley Council and Biggin Hill M

Supporting survivors of sexual violence in London

The London Survivors Gateway is a hub that offers victims of sexual violence help to access specialist services in London, regardless of their gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, immigration sta

Celebrating the history of Canadian theatre

The Theatre Museum of Canada is unique, as it has a collection focused on the history of the Canadian theatre industry with a particular focus on set design and props and, more importantly, it has yet

Charting the Disability Arts Movement

National Disability Art Collection and Archive (NDACA) celebrates the work of creative people with disabilities, charting the Disability Arts Movements from the 1970’s to the mid 1990’s. T

Improving access to heritage for visually impaired visitors

We launched the Sensing Culture website in summer 2018 to showcase the HLF funded accessible heritage project lead by The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The Sensing Culture project i

Rate it! Product reviews for and by disabled and older people

July 2018 saw the release of a pilot project to deliver a product review tool for use and authored by disabled and older people. We worked alongside the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC

Stories of locations associated with deaf and disabled people

Accentuate challenges perceptions of disability by providing life changing opportunities for Deaf and disabled people to participate and lead within the cultural sector. We developed Accentuate

‘One of the best small museums in Canada’

Kettle River Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Boundary Country in Canada where visitors can delve into the history of the Kettle River Valley. We worked with Kettle River to design

Stories of the largest invasion in world history

Ahead of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019, this Heritage Lottery Fund project delivered by Portsmouth City Council, has seen the transformation of the original museum, revealing the rich sto

A digital museum of modern nature

Surface Impression designed and developed a digital resource for the Wellcome Collection’s A Museum of Modern Nature exhibition. Members of the public were invited to share photos relating to a

The reunited collection of a beheaded king

This project is centred on a 3D digital reconstruction of the 17th Century private galleries of King Charles I at Whitehall Palace in London – and what became, after his beheading at the end of the

Discover musical instruments from the UK’s museums

The MINIM-UK project saw over 20,000 historic instruments from national museums such as the British Museum, V&A and Science Museum digitised and gathered into a database by specialist cataloguers.

Arts and heritage for blind and visually impaired people

VocalEyes help arts organisations identify and remove barriers for access and inclusion for blind and partially sighted people. They deliver around 160-180 live audio-described performances in th

Sharing the curious and the compelling

Museum Crush is the latest project from independent arts charity Culture24, and 2018 winner of a Gold MUSE Award in the online presence category by the American Alliance of Museums. The alli

Cataloguing archive film

Established in 1992, Screen Archive South East (SASE) is a publicly-funded moving image archive serving the South East of England. SASE is part of the University of Brighton and the&nbs

Get right inside art

VanGoYourself is an award winning website allowing users to recreate classic scenes from some of the world’s most famous paintings and share them with friends. The project is managed and ru

Charting 35 years of the HIV epidemic

AVERT are an HIV and AIDS education charity who have been at the forefront of the HIV response since 1986. To mark the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of the HIV epidemi

Representing British Poetry since 1909

The Poetry Society is a charitable organisation that has represented British Poetry since 1909. It has become a dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally a

Archives and collections online

This project integrated the archives, museum and library catalogues of the Island of Jersey with their main heritage website. The online catalogue displays over 500,000 records with very different lev

Presenting a city’s museums

Brighton & Hove’s Royal Pavilion and Museums consists of five different venues. Surface Impression redeveloped the online presence of this multi-venue site. Research demonstrated e

Breathing new life into extraordinary buildings

World Monuments Fund are a charity who campaign and fundraise for the preservation of our built heritage. We worked with World Monuments Fund Britain to design and build a website that utili

Darwin’s life in letters

The University of Cambridge has an extensive collection of letters to and from Charles Darwin and works with other institutions to further understand Darwin’s life, the discoveries he made and t

Connecting museum collections across the world

Since the 1970s the UK based Collections Trust has been helping museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning. Their standards and advice are respected and used around the

A theatre’s history writ large

Surface Impression worked with archivists and volunteers for an HLF- funded project to digitise and catalogue programmes, documents, tickets and photographs from the 110 year history of one of Birming

Locations-based game for learning disabled people

SprungDigi is all about learning disabled people getting creative and connecting with the world through digital tech. It’s a project supported by Arts Council England and Horsham District Counci