The £14.1m redevelopment project created exhibition galleries dedicated to science, technology, art design and fashion, where National Museums Scotland will display their outstanding collections of science and technology, and decorative art, fashion and design.
Following the National Museum of Scotland’s successful £50m redevelopment in 2011, BECK was privileged to be part of the team once again to deliver this prestigious project, undertaking the role of Exhibition Fit-Out Contractor, alongside the design team, Metaphor.
“We are extremely pleased to be part of the team once again at the National Museum of Scotland and to continue to work within our iconic National Museums,” said Graham Wakeford, BECK Managing Director.
“As I have said on many occasions, we always maintain our passion for the ‘Best of British’ projects; to be working at the National Museum of Scotland once again, is truly an honour. I think this demonstrates the confidence the Client team have in BECK’s quality and service, and of course as ever, it is not just BECK, it is the entire team including the skilled personnel at the museum, the conservators and all the curatorial team along with the experienced direction from the Museum themselves.
The new galleries are the penultimate phase of the masterplan with £3m now being raised for the next and final phase, which will create two new galleries to showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections opening in 2018.
Stephen Greenberg, Director of Metaphor said: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our working partnership with the BECK team on this project – We’ve worked with them on previous occasions, it is always rewarding as they do their best to realise the design meets the client’s needs”