Exchange Storybox, Science Museum London

Exchange Storybox
Braunarts were invited by the Science Museum to produce an exhibit in one of the museum's six storybox spaces, as part of the new permanent Information Age gallery. The gallery opened on 24th October 2014 and is due to remain open for 20 years. Itl celebrates the development of communication by exploring six key technologies, with Braunarts focusing on telephones and telephone exchanges from 1870 to 1970.

Braunarts worked with writer Bonnie Greer to produce four short audio dramas set in 1881, 1918, 1941 and 1967, which can be experienced by visitors in the storybox space through projected audio and two vintage telephones.


The Information Age gallery is opened in October 2014 by Her Majesty The Queen accommpanied by the Duke of Edinburgh
The Information Age gallery is opened in October 2014 by Her Majesty The Queen accommpanied by the Duke of Edinburgh

Link to the Science Museum's page about the Information Age gallery Terry Braun surveying the gallery location for the Exchange Storybox at the Science Museum
Jump to the Science Museum's website
Terry Braun surveys the mid-build of the Information Age gallery

One ofthe gorgeous telephones provided by Neil Carpenter The hardware and software development for the Exchange Storybox courtesy of Nick Rothwell and Mike Blow
One of the gorgeous candlestick telephones
sourced from Neil Carpenter
Nick Rothwell and Mike Blow apply their
genius to the software
and hardware build
Mid production and everything is in bits!

Gabi Braun sees the latest build of the Exchange Storybox in the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum, shown here in the background Bonnie Greer discusses the Exchange Storybox with curator Tilly Blyth
Gabi Braun on a site visit to the Exchange Storybox
(seen in the background)
Writer Bonnie Greer, the 'Voice" on the project cast by the Science Museum,
with Keeper of Technologies and Engineering, Tilly Blyth.

  • Production company - Braunarts
  • Producer - Gabi Braun
  • Producer - Terry Braun
  • Consultant Software Programmer - Nick Rothwell of
  • Consultant Hardware Developer - Mike Blow of Evolutionary Art
  • Recording Engineer - Catriona Meriel
  • Recording studio - Arts Educational Schools London
  • Field recordings courtesy of via Creative Commons 'O' licenses
  • Actors in the 1881 drama: James Lawrence (husband), Bronte Norman-Terrell (wife)
  • Actors in the 1918 drama: Kitty Lovett (mother), Lydia Lakemoore (wife/operator)
  • Actors in the 1941 drama: Bronte Norman-Terrell (experienced woman 2/trainees 1 & 2, song chorus in various accents), Kitty Lovett (experienced woman1/trainee 3/song chorus in various accents), Lydia Lakemoore (trainer/chorus in various accents)
  • Actors in the 1967 drama: Kitty Lovett (sister), Jed Woolas (brother), Lydia Lakemoore (friend)
Kitty Lovett records her characters Bronte Norman-Terrell records her characters That stage in the production where everything seems to be in bits on the floor!
Kitty Lovett
Bronte Norman-Terrell
Lydia Lakemoore

Designed and Produced by Braunarts for the Science Museum 2014.

Braunarts Company Directors: Terry Braun and Gabi Braun
Tel: 44 (0) 208 670 9917