Patrick Heron

Cable & Wireless Collection II

During 2006-2007 HS projects was invited to undertake a second evaluation of Cable & Wireless’ art collection, following the re-structuring of the company into two separate businesses; the older core cable based business and the new digital technology based communication company.

We produced a detailed report following close consultation with our clients, that led to the rationalisation of the collection to reflect this change. Works that had a historical connection to the technological advances of the company, we relocated to the Cable & Wireless Museum in Porthcurno, Cornwall, while works that were no longer relevant to the collection we sold at auction.

We selected the more cutting edge works from the collection and curated an exhibition for Cable & Wireless’ new head office at the Point in Paddington Basin to foster a dynamic environment to stimulate critical thinking.