The Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London is seeking a design team or pair of teams to renew its Second World War and Holocaust exhibitions
The winning team or teams will redesign the exhibitions and deliver structural alterations alongside new mezzanines and interactive displays for both galleries.
According to the contract notice: ‘IWM wishes to create world-leading galleries telling the story of Britain and the Commonwealth during the Second World War and that of The Holocaust.
‘Using IWM’s unparalleled collections and innovative audio-visual experiences, the new galleries will build upon and improve the high standards for narrative based museums, set in the First World War Galleries.’
The project – which is divided into two separate lots – is the second phase of the museum’s long-term regeneration masterplan drawn up by Foster + Partners.
The AJ120 top firm completed the first £40 million phase – creating a new atrium space, café and First World War galleries – in July 2014.
A new research room, conference room, events space, art gallery and entrance will also be delivered in the second phase.
The Holocaust exhibition first opened in 2000 and now receives around one million visitors a year. Overall visitor numbers to the south London museum are expected to increase to 1.8 million after the new galleries open.
Up to five teams will be shortlisted for the two Exhibition Design Team contracts which are both expected to be worth £800,000 each.
The new Second World War gallery will complete in 2020 and new Holocaust exhibition will open in 2021.
The deadline for requests to participate is 5pm on 8 April.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information