Lovelock exhibition build services

Lovelock exhibition build services

The Science Museum plans to open its exhibition on the archive of James Lovelock in April 2014. It is expected to run for between six months and a year. This exhibition puts highlights from Lovelock’s archive – acquired by the Museum in 2012 – on public display for the first time.

Reference number: SCM0356M

Deadline date:17/01/2014

This deadline is for… Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom Science Museum, London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Science Museum Group

Original source URL http://www.mytenders.org/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=110623

 

Description of the contract

The Science Museum plans to open its exhibition on the archive of James Lovelock in April 2014. It is expected to run for between six months and a year. This exhibition puts highlights from Lovelock’s archive – acquired by the Museum in 2012 – on public display for the first time.

Lovelock is one of our best-known living scientists. The exhibition will explore his unusual scientific career across multiple disciplines – medicine, chemistry, space exploration and environmental science – that culminated in his most famous work on the Gaia theory. From its beginnings, Gaia – the notion of the Earth is a self-regulating organism – was much discussed and contested, and continues to be the subject of lively discussion amongst scientists today.

Items from the archive (including laboratory notes, sketches and writings, annotated manuscripts, correspondence and photographs), and a few selected 3D objects, will be supplemented with audio and audiovisual recordings of Lovelock himself, his supporters and critics. These not only reveal the extraordinary scope of his work, but also give glimpses into his creative mind and charismatic personality.

The target audience of the exhibition will be independent adults without specialist knowledge of climate science or archives.

The exhibition will be located in Gallery 42, on the second floor of the Museum. The gallery is currently occupied by the Signs, Symbols, Secrets exhibition and is open to the public.

A key driver to all design across the Science Museum – in particular for projects within the Climate Changing Programme – is a commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and to find sustainable solutions from both an energy use and materials perspective.

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Classification of the contract

92521100 Museum-exhibition services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Works – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 30/01/2014 – 04/04/2014

 

Who to contact

Contact name Katherine Howes

Organisation name Science Museum Group

Address Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Exhibitions, London, GB, SW7 2DD

Telephone +44 2079424000

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