Exhibition designer sought for new Hertfordshire museum
North Hertfordshire District Council has put out a £900,000 tender for an exhibition design consultancy as it looks to integrate Hitchin Town Hall with a newly acquired adjacent premises, 14 Brand Street.
Two local museums, the Hitchin Museum and the Letchworth Museum are being moved, and will occupy the overhauled Hitchin Town Hall space.
A council spokeswoman says, ‘It’s a completely new museum which will tell the story of North Hertfordshire.’
Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams Architects is already working on integration and refurbishment work, which focuses on facilities, accessibility and a new museum.
The council says it is now looking for, ‘an exhibition designer to oversee the administration and procurement of specialists to achieve a modern museum experience.’
The successful consultancy will prepare technical designs, supervise and manage the fit out and installation of display components, while working alongside the architects to ensure ‘fit out, design, and build dovetails into the main refurbishment,’ according to the council.
The exhibition designer will, with the architect, submit a joint proposal for stage two of the scheme’s Heritage Lottery Funding.
A contract for exhibition design will be awarded in April 2013 and the work is expected to be completed in November 2014.
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