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NMeM: Media Museum seeks architect for a new gallery

In a sign of growing confidence for the future of Bradford's National Media Museum and the start of the realisation of the Museum's exciting development plan the Science Museum Group is seeking an architec/lead designer for a new interactive gallery which will look at light, sound and perception, the basis of all the Museum's technology collections.

The winning team will oversee the design and construction of a new exhibition space. According to the contract notice: ‘This commission is intended to appoint a design practice that is able to provide architectural/gallery design services, but also help procure, manage and lead a team of specialist designers under the guidance of the external project manager...The lead designer will be expected to coordinate their own design, along with the design input of their team of specialist designers, with the 30 interactive exhibits designed and procured separately by the client team.’

The opening of the gallery is expected to be December 2016 and the value of construction work is anticipated to be £520,000, which does not include the cost of purchasing exhibits which will come from the Museum's collection.

The announcement comes after Bradford Council and the Science Museum Group pledged £1 million each towards improvements at the high-profile museum. The Museum has developed an exciting plan for its future although it depends on securing funding. 

The deadline for for submission of tenders is 17 July. See: http://sciencemuseum.mytenders.org/Search/Show/Search_View.aspx?ID=...

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