Why the Hyde Park Barracks sets a new benchmark in museum practice

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A new benchmark for storytelling finds a fresh balance between multiple voices, where both analogue and tech-driven viewing experiences aim for the authentic, rather than an authoritative tone.

After years in the planning – and following a 12 month closure – the first reinterpretation of the Hyde Park Barracks since it opened as a museum in 1991 was unveiled this week. Quickly touted as a landmark project, the museum's refresh aims to set new standards for visitor experience.

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