British Museum Design & Branding Waddesdon Bequest Gallery, 10 by Stanton Williams

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Waddesdon Bequest Gallery, 10

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Industry Museums & Libraries, Shows, Events & Festivals
Media Design & Branding
Market United Kingdom
Agency Stanton Williams
Released January 2016


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Agency: Stanton Williams
Client: British Museum
Mount Maker Colin Bowles
Architectural Studio Stanton Williams
Design Agency Cartlidge Levene
Lighting Design LAPD
Photography Hufton+Crow
Showcase Manufacturer Goppion S.p.A
Structural Engineering Alan Baxter & Associates
CDM Coordination PFB Construction Management
Contractors Coniston
Cost Consultants Potter Raper Partnership
Services Engineering TGA Consulting Engineer
Stanton Williams has designed a new permanent gallery within the British Museum, to re-display the Waddesdon Bequest, a collection of Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces left to the Museum by the Rothschild family in 1898. The gallery allows the collection to be better understood with stronger links to the original home of the collection, the Smoking Room of Waddesdon Manor. The design evokes the qualities of historic European Schatzkammers (treasure chambers), reinterprets the collection for the twenty-first century and revitalises one of the most historically important spaces in the Museum.