The Wallace Collection looking to ‘urgently appoint’ designers

London museum The Wallace Collection is seeking to ‘urgently appoint design and print services’.

The museum, which is based in an historic London townhouse, features 25 galleries displaying French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain; Old Master paintings and an armoury.

The organisation is looking to appoint design consultancies to work on print and digital design services, including work on the website ahead of the reopening of the Great Gallery in September this year.

The Wallace Collection says the chosen consultancy or consultancies will provide the organisation with ‘brand guidance and implementations’, creating a new identity to be used across materials including marketing campaigns, signage design and maintenance, fundraising documents, corporate events brochures and publications. The contact is expected to be up to £45 000, excluding printing and production costs.

The digital services tender includes website maintenance, e-newsletter template, search engine optimisation and digital marketing. This contact is expected to be up to £15 000.

Architects Purcell Miller Tritton and John O’ Connell are working on the refurbishment, which will see the works rehung, including 17th century Dutch Old Masters paintings. Natural light will now be let into the gallery, and other additions include red wall silk to be hung on the walls. The decorations and floor will also be refurbished.

The gallery launched new branding in 1999, designed by French freelance designer Nathalie George. In 2005, consultancy HGV designed exhibition identities, signage and marketing materials for the organisation, and in 2008 Softroom was appointed to revamp The Wallace Collection’s Grade II-listed museum building.

You can find out more about the contracts on the TED website here. Malcolm Reading Consultants is overseeing the tender process.

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