The Science Museum has appointed creative consultants to develop galleries and exhibitions for its Wellcome Wing.
The 47m extension will contain several exhibitions, and is due to open in June 2000. It is primarily funded by grants from the Wellcome Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. “We believe that we have appointed a team with the skills and flexibility to create the kind of environment we want for this great adventure for the Science Museum,” says the museum’s head of design Tim Molloy.
The Making the Modern World Gallery will feature graphic design by Mark Farrow and architecture by Chris Wilkinson Architects. Graphic design in The Biomedical and Digital galleries will be carried out by Graphic Thought Facility, with interactive design by Hollington Associates and architecture by Casson Mann. Johnson Banks will carry out graphic design masterplanning, and work on ground floor exhibitions, in conjunction with Chris Wilkinson Architects.
A selection of multimedia designers is to be appointed early next year for additional exhibition projects.