National Maritime Museum seeks exhibition designer

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, is seeking a consultancy to create an exhibition telling the story of the race to solve longitude navigation in the 18th and 19th centuries.

National Maritime Museum by Jim Linwood

Source: Jim Linwood

The museum is looking for a consultancy to propose a solution within a £60,000 – 100,000 budget, which will open in the Special Exhibitions Gallery of its new Sammy Offer Wing.

Touring capability will have to be designed in, as the exhibition will move on to several international venues. Plus a turnkey version will have to be designed for one of these venues.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, large rewards were offered across Europe for anyone who could solve the problem of longitude navigation.

Presenting the methods and instruments which challenged for these prizes and changed seafaring navigation forever will be at the heart of the challenge, according to the museum, which says, ‘The exhibition will bring alive the world changing story of longitude, exploring the industry and imagination, relationships and rivalries that shaped one of the largest scientific and technical endeavours in history.’

The chosen team will work alongside the museum’s exhibitions, curatorial, learning and interpretation, and digital media departments.

For more information and to apply visit: ted.europa.eu

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