Museum of London tenders for exhibitions and unveils gallery

The Museum of London Group will release tenders for exhibition design projects, either at the end of this year or the start of 2008.

It is looking for consultancies to create three new galleries at the Museum of London.

Furneaux Stewart has already been appointed to design Sackler Hall, a ‘decompression zone’ for the three exhibition spaces.

The museum group recently secured £20.5m, including £11.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to rebrand itself and its two museums, and extend and redesign the Museum of London.

Contractors, including architect Wilkinson Eyre, are due to come on site next week.

Coley Porter Bell was appointed to rebrand the group and its two museums in March. The new identities are likely to be unveiled in stages during the first half of next year. Pentagram created the current marque for the Museum of London.

The group’s Museum in Docklands is about to unveil a new permanent gallery examining British slave trade history, with branding by Cog Design and exhibition design by At Large.

Cog was appointed in July, and At Large in March, both following credentials pitches. Cog designer Ocky Murray created the identity, banners, posters, brochure and postcards for the London Sugar & Slavery gallery, which opens on 10 November.

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