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Birmingham Womens Hospital Heritage Murals

located at Birmingham Womens Hospital, Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England

 

 

 
Project Scope

We designed 4 murals, each 8ft x 4ft back in 2000. Each display covering a different aspect of the hospital's history.

 

Overview

We decided to show the images just as they might have been found in some dusty cupboard, creating ‘tatty’ edges to some, picture frames to others. The captions for most of the images were applied as they might have been originally found - typed on strips of paper, just starting to peel off.

 

To make the panels appealing to children we added an illustrated border with subject matter relating to the content of the panel. Dates to show ‘History of the Hospitals’, brightly coloured hands to show ‘Changes in Care’, a bee flying towards a line of flowers to show ‘Gynaecology/Care for Women’ (i.e. fertilization), and toys to show ‘Maternity and Baby Care’.

© Hospital Art Studio part of Woodgate Studios Limited