Source: Robert Pittman
The proposals will bring together collections from Plymouth City Council and the South-west Film and Television Archive and Image Bank.
The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church will be refurbished to take in the combined collections.
Atkins has been appointed to lead the redesign of the buildings and Plymouth City Council is now seeking exhibition designers to work on the project.
A total of £2.5 million has been earmarked for exhibition costs, with the council saying: “A seamless blend of technology and tradition will create an exceptional, immersive and fun environment.”
Before launching the procurement process, the council intends to hold a bidders’ day in Plymouth on 6 January. This will provide details of the brief and an opportunity to tour the site.
Plymouth Council adds: “Plymouth History Centre will put heritage at the heart of our city, transforming people’s lives, creating a place and experience to share our rich and diverse collections and their stories with the world.
“Walking in the footsteps of Drake, Reynolds, Scott and Astor, our project will communicate the power of the city’s collections to reposition Plymouth’s role in history and history’s role in Plymouth.”
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