Founded in 1960 by Royal Charter, the National Army Museum was established for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting objects and records relating to the history of the Land Forces of the Crown. Initially the museum was created to communicate the story of the British Amy from its establishment in 1640 to 1914 and later to cover post-1914 and modern day military operations.
In 2011 the National Army Museum launched a new strategic plan for renewing their museum with a mission to gather, maintain and make known the story of the British Army and its role and impact on world history. To provide a museum experience that meets the widest range of public need and connects the British public with its Army. The National Army Museum wants to be an audience-focus museum which concentrates on the importance of attracting, maintaining and diversifying the audience reached.
Central to the new proposition is the development of a series of new and innovative permanent galleries. The National Army Museum moved from presenting a chronological approach to its story to a thematic one. With this brand new museum the National Army Museum’s ambition is to be as accessible as possible to all audiences.
Bruns was responsible for the all showcases in the five new galleries of the National Army Museum.