Exhibitions and Projects

Katherine of Aragon Anniversary, Peterborough Museum, Peterborough, 2013

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Marketing, communications, social media and digital consultancy

Tricolor director, Sarah Dowd, supported Vivacity and Peterborough Museum with social media and digital content delivery for the Katharine of Aragon festival events in 2013. This included guidance on social media event reporting, film editing, content planning and development.

  • Mentoring
  • Digital development
  • Event management

From the East End to East Cambs, Cambridgeshire, 2011-12

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HLF-funded project examining the experiences of young wartime evacuees

  • Developed project branding for multiple applications from posters to DVDs,
  • Consulted with local teachers to develop learning resources
  • Researched and developed a suite of project learning resources including lesson plans and facsimile documents
  • Designed and produced posters, flyers and souvenir programme for drama shows linked to project
  • Edited and compiled learning resources publications
  • Designed and produced unique hand-made packs to hold project learning resources, in the form of a mini evacuee suitcase

Royal Pavilion Estate, Brighton, 2015

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HLF Heritage Grant Round 2 Interpretation Strategy, Interpretation Plan and Exhibition Designs to RIBA 3, Activity Plan and HLF mentoring and project management

Tricolor was appointed in June 2015 to undertake the Estate-wide Interpretation Strategy for the entire Royal Pavilion Estate, as well as the Interpretation Plan and designs to RIBA 3 and the Consultation and Activity Plan for Phase 1 of the Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival £4.9 million HLF bid.

In the period of only 10 weeks, Tricolor engaged over 1000 people in the consultation including running stakeholder engagement sessions for internal staff and volunteers. We worked with Brighton and […]

Oliver Cromwell’s House, Cambridgeshire, 2009-11

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Tourist attraction home of the 17th C Lord Protector

  • New interpretation branding,
  • Original illustrations and maps for interpretation panels,
  • Exhibition text editing to appeal to a broader range of audiences and convey complex themes in the most accessible manner
  • Design and production of exhibition panels

Their Past Your Future


10 million international learning programme funded by Big Lottery and the MLA, and run by the Imperial War Museum

  • Nine concurrent travelling exhibitions,
  • Reached over 2 million non-traditional museum users,
  • Developed new audiences from hard-to-reach, diverse communities
  • Complex multi-stakeholder project requiring excellent internal comms
  • Sarah Dowd directed communications, partner engagement sessions and workshops
  • Sarah provided training on marketing, fundraising, audience development and programme planning to over 72 UK museums and galleries
  • Branding and communication strategy UK-wide
  • Quantitative research programme that interviewed over 900 participants on the project
  • Project received over £5 million in PR coverage with over 20 million Opportunities to See in the media
  • Tactile Books with the Royal […]

Rich Soil, Rich Heritage

HLF-funded community history project

  • Worked with client to develop project plan to meet Heritage Lottery Fund standards,
  • Mentored client through HLF application process
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Named and developed branding for the project
  • Devised marketing plan
  • Developed blog-based project website
  • Staff and volunteer training
  • Ongoing historical advice for project
  • HLF-standard evaluation mentoring
  • Volunteer training
  • Funding mentoring
  • Project management

Ely Heritage Trail


For East Cambs District Council

  • Researched, wrote and designed new re-worked version Ely’s Eel Trail, the definitive tourism guide to the city
  • Developed, researched, branded, wrote and designed unique character-based interpretation trail around historic cathedral city of Ely – The Ely Tales. Characters created to be brought to life by actors, on audio downloads and in print. Each character represents a key part of Ely history and give human scale to the city’s impressive buildings

“In all projects Frank has led his team to deliver just what we need and ensures the end user is always considered I am impressed by the depth […]


Evidence of need research among young people with learning disabilities

  • Established protocols for this sensitive project
  • Developed user-involvement and engagement strategy
  • Devised adaptive methodology to gather the views on key issues from a cross section of these young people in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk
  • Ran two studies in parallel – for 10-15 and 16-25 year olds
  • Engaged partners and venues
  • Devised questionnaires and research sessions
  • Conducted all research sessions
  • Consulted sector professionals and families of young people
  • Analysed findings and produced comprehensive report on findings