"English Heritage's offering for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth next year is to be developed around its Down House exhibition, with the help of Designmap.(snip) As well as commemorating Darwin's bicentenary and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin of Species, English Heritage aims to clarify Darwin's theories to the public through a revamped permanent exhibition space at Down House in Kent, where Darwin lived. (Excellent - ed. Snip.)If you have blood pressure pills, prepare to neck a few now.
English Heritage interpretation officer Jenny Cousins explains that funding released by the sale of neighbouring property Buckston Browne to the Charles Darwin Trust in 2004 has enabled the £1m development.
'One of the things that came out of the visitor research was that the public knows who Darwin is, but doesn't really know what he did, what his theories are, or why he's important. It's Designmap's job to tell the story,' says Cousins."Congrats to Designmap, and their advisory committee certainly know their Darwin onions, but it does make one wonder just what the dickens has been going on in biology and history classes the length and breadth of Britain all these years that the bulk of people asked don't know 'really know what he did, what his theories are, or why he's important.'