The highly successful football exhibition ‘For Club and Country’ charting Scotland’s place as the birthplace of international football and the subsequent evolution of the domestic and international game, has now come to a close. Located at The Howgate Shopping Centre, the exhibition attracted over 4,000 visitors.
Designed and created by Eden in partnership with Howgate, the Scottish Football Museum and Alzheimer Scotland’s ‘Football Memories’, the exhibition gave visitors the opportunity to engage and interact with football history. Priceless memorabilia and large graphic panels charted the story of Scottish football from its humble beginnings in late 19th century to the glitz and glamour of today’s game. Film footage from the Scottish Football Museums ‘Hall of Fame’ was also on display.
Popular memories and profiles of well-known players and managers were positioned side by side with a few hidden gems such as the story of Giovanni (Johnny) Moscardini. Born in Falkirk, Johnny went on to become a legend of Italian football, and to this day has been the only Scots-born player to play for the Italian national side.
We were delighted that the Barga press in Italy, from where Giovanni Moscardini’s family originate, picked up news of the exhibition. You can read the article in English and Italian here.
Having designed, created and project managed the exhibitions delivery within an extremely tight schedule; we were delighted with the positive feedback from visitors including Peter Callaghan’s review of the exhibition. The Howgate, the Scottish Football Museum, Football Memories together with our co-sponsors Allied International UK and VisitFalkirk also commented on how well designed the exhibition was.
Below: Alex Totten dressed up in a retro Scotland ‘Roseberry’ strip alongside Falkirk FC’s Lee Miller who brought along his Scotland Caps.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who played a part in making this exhibition such a success. Special thanks to Michael White who provided curatorial input and imagery and also to Ian Scott and the volunteers of Falkirk Local History Society who staffed the exhibition.
Below is some feedback from the visitor book:
[su_quote cite=”Pupil from Larbert High School”]Brilliant exhibition… very informative and entertaining. [/su_quote]
[su_quote cite=”Ms Y Young”]Lots of lovely memories of players I watched as a youngster [/su_quote]
[su_quote cite=”Mark B”]I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and learning more about Falkirk F.C. [/su_quote]
[su_quote cite=”J and J Callender”]Visiting from England, but still found this very interesting. [/su_quote]
[su_quote cite=”Mr W Hoggan”]Really enjoyed the Scottish Football exhibition! [/su_quote]