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National Media Museum seeks architect for new gallery

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The National Media Museum in Bradford is on the lookout for an architect for a new interactive gallery

The winning team will oversee the design and construction of a new exhibition inside the West Yorkshire visitor attraction.

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 document continued: ‘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 announcement comes after Bradford Council and the Science Museum Group pledged £1 million each towards improvements at the high-profile museum.

The new gallery is expected to boost visitor numbers which fell from million in 2001 to less than 500,000 in 2013.

First opened in 1983, the museum features seven exhibitions and around 3.5 million items from photographic, film, television and gaming history in its archive.

The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 17 July.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Ross Weatherburn
Science Museum Group
National Media Museum

Tel: +44 2079424000
Email: ross.weatherburn@sciencemuseum.ac.uk




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