Maritime Museum afloat following 20m revamp

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich reopens this week after a 20m refit.

Interbrand Newell and Sorrell has created modern logotypes for the new-look museum and the neighbouring Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Jasper Jacob Associates has designed the bulk of the exhibitions, including the giant Future of the Sea piazza, a redesigned Neptune Court, an interactive gallery and a Rank and Style exhibition of uniforms. Other exhibitions include Cargoes, Global Garden, the Art and the Sea art gallery, plus spaces in South Street and West Street and a Special Exhibitions gallery. Refurbishment to the gallery areas cost 4.9m.

3D Concepts handled graphic design, development and artwork for 11 galleries, and created The Submarine schools picnic space, The Bridge and Passengers Gallery.

Martyn Bainbridge Design and Barry Mazur worked as sub-consultants on the galleries. Building Design Partnership conceived the building masterplan and handled the quantity surveying and lighting. The architect was Rick Mather Architects, which also designed the shop, café and entrances.

The changes to the 60-year-old museum have taken some six years to implement.

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