Design expertise fuels Thinktank

Some £1.5m of exhibition design and £900 000 of audio visual work will be unveiled when Birmingham’s museum of science and discovery, Thinktank, opens its doors on 29 September.

Rfa Designers, Met Studio, Land Design and Brennan & Whalley have created galleries as part of the museum’s £18.5m fit-out.

Met Studio has designed the contemporary science exhibition, The Street, Medicine Matters, Things About Me, which is human biology for young children, and the natural history gallery Wild Life. Its total fee for the work was £680 000.

New Angle worked on AV for Medicine Matters for a £250 000 fee. Martello created £74 000 of AV for The Street. Met Studio bought in 2-Up on Things About Me gallery for a fee of £2000.

Brennan & Whalley has done £390 000 of work on Thinktank’s three industrial revolution galleries Move It, Power Up and Making Things. Spiral Productions created the AV and touch-screen interactive units for the three galleries at a cost of £150 000.

Land Design has been responsible for the £250 000 creation of the Futures Gallery, which is dominated by an AV that wraps around the walls like wallpaper. ISO designed the AV for a £280 000 fee.

Rfa Designers has completed £200 000 of work on the Kids In The City and City Stories. Centre Screen created £150 000 of AV facilities for City Stories.

Land has also been responsible for masterplanning.

Fraser Randall Productions has acted as content and programme director.

Meanwhile, Rfa Designers has had its £100 000 concept designs for Bristol’s nascent British Empire and Commonwealth Museum signed off by its trustees. The museum is scheduled to open in mid-September 2002.

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