This commission from Historic Royal Palaces to produce five tactile interpretations of the Crown Jewels was part of the refurbishment of the Jewel House at the Tower of London. Beginning in the summer of 2011, the finished pieces were installed in the Spring of 2012 in time for the Queen’s Jubilee.
The key objective of this project was to communicate the forms and sizes of the star objects in the collection, not only to visually impaired visitors but the widest possible audience. The tactile are positioned alongside the Crown Jewels’ showcases in the Treasury at the Tower of London.
The ‘half round’ high relief tactiles were modelled in clay and cast in bronze.