Casson Mann has beaten off competition from Met Studios, Furneaux Stewart and Association of Ideas to design the Imperial War Museum’s forthcoming permanent exhibition, Genocide.
The four consultancies took part in a paid creative pitch last week. Casson Mann’s concepts “had the edge”, according to head of exhibitions Penny Ritchie Calder.
The budget for the exhibition, which is scheduled to open in autumn 2002, is “relatively small” (DW 12 January). It must cover the cost of paying for a film-maker to produce the audio visuals that will form the centrepiece of the project.
Ritchie Calder says she had been looking for “a designer with strong architectural ideas” able to cope with “the intellectual challenge of the exhibition”.
Ritchie Calder refuses to divulge further details of the exhibition prior to its launch.