A recent example of Harcourt's collaboration with artists and designers is The British Music Experience - the UK’s Museum of Popular Music. Featuring state-of-the-art effects, iconic memorabilia and artefacts from almost every major artist and musical movement since WWII, the attraction is located in the spectacular Cunard Building, one of Liverpool’s landmark Three Graces lining the city’s waterfront.
Working closely with English Heritage and Liverpool City Council, Harcourt constructed the exhibition within the Grade II*-listed Cunard Building in conjunction with Harvey Goldsmith CBE, Cubit3D and DJ Willrich. Staff training and operations systems were established by Harcourt subsidiary www.tblinternational.com the management team behind Titanic Belfast.
the nation's soundtrack
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “Music is inherent here and is entwined with the city’s history, present and future. The Cunard Building itself played a vital role in shaping the industry thanks to the music that travelled across the Atlantic by those travelling on the Cunard vessels. This music then immersed itself in our culture and influenced many aspiring musicians, including four young men who wanted to perform their own rock ‘n’ roll and then went on to become the most famous band in the world.”
SIR PETER BLAKE
Sir Peter Blake, who co-designed the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover, is Patron of The BME. Sir Peter commented on his recent appointment as Patron saying,
"I am delighted to be able to support the British Music Experience in their task to archive, celebrate and collect the nation’s popular music heritage for generations to come and Liverpool is of course a fitting city to call its home."