State Timber Museum

Wins best permanent exhibition at the magna awards

Originally opened in 1977, the State Timber Museum displays the impact that timber and the forestry industry has had on the Western Australia’s economy. In 2018, Creative Spaces refurbished and redeveloped the entire museum as part of the Manjimup Town Centre Revitalisation Stage II. Creative spaces impressive design was awarded a MAGNA award for permanent exhibition & gallery fit out. 

musuem exhibiton displays featuring large timber panels with direct printed graphics, interpretive signs fabricated onto timber walls in black with white etched writing

The redevelopment of the State Timber Museum had a focus on the local aboriginal knowledge and the natural resources as a local and worldwide issue. The design was robust and low maintenance to compliment the history, technology and people of Western Australia’s first major industry. The shape and formality of all design elements were to represent forest growth and other natural sources.

The Factory were delighted to be selected as the premium custom display provider, to carry out all aspects of the exhibition fit out. This includes – 3D lettering external sign, digital printed directly onto timber panels, interpretive signs, etched lettering, rolled aluminium panels, glazing films and backlit interactive maps. Along with all the graphics, The Factory sourced to carry out custom objects and design elements to complement the exhibition space. 

Photo credits- Creative Spaces, Suzanne Hunt Architect and Jody D’arcy