Museum of Science and Industry to open special exhibition gallery

The Manchester museum is looking for a design team to create “an exceptional ‘canvas'” for temporary shows.

Image by flickr user Ed Webster
Image by flickr user Ed Webster

Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry plans to open a new gallery space which it will use for temporary exhibitions.

MSI says it is planning to create “an exceptional ‘canvas’” on which it can exhibit temporary shows.

The museum says: “The approach will be about creating the best possible gallery footprint, beautifully executed in design, highly functional and adaptable.”

MSI says it wants the gallery to build on its recent temporary exhibition programme, which has included shows such as Collider, Wellcome Image Awards and 3D: Printing the Future.

The museum is currently seeking a design team to work on the new project, which is estimated to take around three years.

MSI says: “The design will deliver an elegant solution for a complicated site, unifying a complex set of spaces to create one coherent place.

“A sensitive architectural intervention will respect and reveal heritage of the buildings.”

The deadline for tenders or requests to participate is 5 August. For more information visit


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