Exhibition design services for National Maritime Museum
The Museum wishes to procure an exhibition design practice to develop the fifth in a new programme of temporary exhibitions to be mounted in the 813m² Special Exhibitions Gallery of the Museum’s Sammy Ofer Wing.
UK-London: museum-exhibition services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
National Maritime Museum
Park Row, Greenwich
For the attention of: Matthew Lawrence
SE10 9NF London
Telephone: +44 2083126512
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Other: National Museum
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
NUTS code UKI
The Museum wishes to procure an exhibition design practice to develop the fifth in a new programme of temporary exhibitions to be mounted in the 813m² Special Exhibitions Gallery of the Museum’s Sammy Ofer Wing. The exhibition will open in Greenwich in Summer 2014 and will then tour to several international venues. The successful design team will be expected to design the exhibition with touring requirements in mind, and to provide a solution for a ‘turnkey’ version of the exhibition for one of the international venues.
The race to determine longitude, or how to calculate where you were at sea, gripped Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with large rewards offered to anyone who could solve this great problem of navigation in the age of sail. Presenting many of the ingenious methods and instruments designed to scoop the prize and transform seafaring navigation forever, the exhibition will bring alive the world-changing story of longitude, exploring the industry and imagination, relationships and rivalries that shaped one of the largest scientific and technical endeavours in history.
The design team will be expected to work collaboratively with the Museums exhibitions, curatorial, learning and interpretation and digital media departments.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 60 000 and 100 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.8.2012