Event Communications is to be appointed to work on exhibition design for the refurbishment of the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.
The Burrell Collection houses more than 9,000 historic objects and is being overhauled in a project valued at £60m-£66m.
The work will see the gallery aim to display more of its collection, with the basement stores set to be remodelled and a new learning centre, improved facilities and new landscape design set to be installed.
Just 20% on display
At the moment just 20% of the museum’s exhibits are on display, but the remodelled basement would host 90% of its collection.
Event is set to be appointed by Glasgow City Council alongside architect John McAslan + Partners and engineer Gardiner & Theobald.
The appointment is set to be considered on 3 March by the council’s executive team.
Event has been recommended following a public tender which saw 57 applications.
Work on the gallery’s remodelling is set to start in October.
The Burrell Collection was put together by shipping magnate and art collector Sir William Burrell. He donated the collection to the city of Glasgow in 1944.
Among the objects contained in the collection are medieval stained glass and tapestries, Chinese antiques and one of the largest assemblies of medieval stained glass in the world.
Since 1983 the collection has been housed in a purpose-built museum in Pollok Country Park, south Glasgow.