War Museum seeks designers

The Imperial War Museum is “scouring the market” for designers to create its 4m Holocaust exhibition due to open in 1999. It will be the UK’s first major permanent exhibition on this subject.

The museum wants to “cast the net as wide as possible”, says exhibitions officer Penny Ritchie Calder. “We want to consider every design possibility to get the right solution.”

Credentials will initially be examined, and the museum will ask any designers it is unfamiliar with to make a presentation.

“We’ll draw up a shortlist and hold a paid pitch,” says Ritchie Calder, adding “we will either need one consultancy or a team of individuals”.

The designer of the 1400m2 exhibition must have “sensitivity to the presentation of the past and a demonstrable interest in the Holocaust”, according to the Imperial War Museum.

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