GR/DD works on interactives in Edinburgh Royal Museum redevelopment

GR/DD has been appointed to create four interactive displays for National Museums Scotland as part of a £46m redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Royal Museum.

GR/DD was appointed at the beginning of May, following a creative- and credentials-led pitch, says consultancy co-founder and director Simon Yuen.

The four digital touchscreen exhibits are currently in the concept development stage and will cover topics such as natural history, geography and artwork held in the museum’s collection.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates is working on the design of 16 new galleries at the Edinburgh site, as part of a masterplan led by Gareth Hoskins Architects.

The new galleries will include exhibitions covering natural history, Scottish heritage and world cultures. The £7m project will also include a ‘Wall of Wonder’ in the arrivals hall, which will display objects from the museum’s collection over several storeys.

Both the interactive displays and exhibition spaces are due for completion next year before the reopening of the Royal Museum  in summer 2011.

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