For over 50 years, the Army Museum Halifax Citadel has fascinated and inspired thousands of visitors from around the world. Housed in military fortress, the museum tells the powerful and compelling story of Canada’s soldiers. From the munitions to the medals to the service and sacrifice, no detail is spared. The Army Museum is the story of a nation. On the battlefield and off.

For over 50 years, the Army Museum Halifax Citadel has fascinated and inspired thousands of visitors from around the world. Housed in military fortress, the museum tells the powerful and compelling story of Canada’s soldiers. From the munitions to the medals to the service and sacrifice, no detail is spared. The Army Museum is the story of a nation. On the battlefield and off.

Proud military heritage

Nova Scotia has a proud military heritage dating back hundreds of years and that heritage is on display in a museum inside Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Staffed almost entirely by volunteers the Army Museum at the Halifax Citadel has been faithfully preserving and promoting Atlantic Canada’s military heritage since 1953. The collection itself is massive, numbering over 70,000 artifacts—a fraction of which is on display across several rooms. Walking through the museum is like walking through time; the story of our country’s proud military heritage evolving right before your eyes.

Form:Media began working with the Army Museum in 2013. We’ve designed a number of exhibits, including powerful displays on the Boer War, the Northwest Rebellion and the First World War. Museum Curator, Ken Hynes, is pleased with the results. “The graphic design and installation done in the production of our First World War Centennial Exhibition has yielded world-class exhibit spaces, which has resulted in a significant increase in visitation.”

Over the next few years, several more exciting exhibits will be designed and mounted in the museum, telling the story of Canadians who performed the ultimate service and sacrifice for their country.


STATUS

2014 (Road to Vimy Ridge and beyond)
2015 (WWII installation)

TYPE

Interpretive planning, exhibition design, interaction design.

    CLIENT

    Army Museum Halifax

    www.armymuseumhalifax.ca/

     

    LOCATION

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Sub-consultants

    Skyline Atlantic Displays—Fabrication and installation; Eye Catch Signs—Fabrication and installation; Project Works—Fabrication and installation;. Illustration—Christopher Hoyt.

    The graphic design and installation done in the production of our First World War Centennial Exhibition has yielded world class exhibit spaces, which has resulted in a significant increase in visitation. Form:Media understood our needs and vision for the exhibition quickly and were the best partners any institution could hope for.
    — Ken Hynes
     

    credit

    Photos (from top): installation photography by Christian Laforce.