Tyne & Wear Museums is on the hunt for a wayfinding consultancy for its Great North Museum and is set to begin tendering next month. Newcastle’s new £26m natural history and archaeology museum has already appointed Agenda Design to oversee its branding, following a six-way pitch to design the museum’s visual identity and marketing campaign in December.
The Great North Museum will also house 11 exhibition halls designed by Casson Mann, which was appointed in 2003.
Tyne & Wear Museums has appointed Nick Bell to design the exhibition graphics.
The museum is being formed from the shell of the Hancock Museum. An extension will house an education suite, café and toilet facilities, with interiors by architect Terry Farrell & Partners.
The new identity will be unveiled in June and the museum will open in January 2009.