Hendrix at Home

Discovering Hendrix at Handel & Hendrix in London

Post 4: Hip Hendrix

Enthusiasm: Wow!
Progress: Onward.
Quote: “It is about the buy in.”

Jimi and Kathy enjoying a drink at home

Jimi and Kathy enjoying a drink at home © Mirrorpix

Today I felt trendy – which is an unusual feeling for a director of an 18th century Mayfair museum but I had a meeting with exhibition designer, project manager and graphic designer in a oh so cool café in Shoreditch. It was full of super funky types busily connecting digitally and in person. Coffee was great and the hip urban feel was very JH! So it seemed an inspirational place to be discussing ideas around the exhibition itself. I reported back on my recent trip to Seattle to visit the Experience Music Project museum housed in a Frank Gehry building (more of that in later posts) and how amazing it was. Arguably anything in a Gehry building has a head start on the amazing quota. It did feel a little premature and decadent to be discussing exhibition design when let’s face there are a few other details to iron out first; nonetheless it was wonderful and the three other women around the table were brilliant, funny, and entertaining and we have already managed to take some good decisions about presenting the plans of the exhibition. So  I have returned to my desk with a spring in my step.

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About Sarah Bardwell

Handel & Hendrix in London Trustee and leading the team that is reinstating, in the adjoining building, Jimi Hendrix's London flat to open to the public. Quirky twist of chance meant that baroque legend Handel lived at 25 Brook Street in the 18th century and that rock legend Hendrix lived next door in the 1960s.

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