Pontefract Castle Visitor Centre interactive exhibit design

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Pontefract Castle Visitor Centre interactive exhibit design

Posted in Opportunities

Wakefield Museums & Castles is inviting costed proposals to design, build and fit interactive elements that will expand the visitor offer at Pontefract Castle Visitor Centre.

This should include:

  • Hands-on interactive element/s inspired by the collections on display
  • A dressing up area for all ages inspired by the displays and site history
  • Design and print of complementary graphic panel/s, incorporating existing content to be supplied by the client
  • Fit out /installation of above elements

All ideas for the interactive elements are welcomed. Some existing suggestions you may wish to consider include:

  • Cannon balls – comparing the weights of different sizes and types of artillery
  • Coin rubbing inspired by the siege coins

Factors for consideration:

  • The exhibit will not be directly overseen by a member staff so will need to be robust and self-explanatory.
  • Environmentally-friendly, sustainable materials should be used wherever possible but must also be long-lasting and fit for purpose.
  • This area gets direct sunlight from the adjacent window and can reach high temperatures in the summer.
  • Structures should be of a durable finish and easily cleaned.
  • The exhibit must be inclusive and meet all physical, sensory and intellectual accessibility requirements.
  • Copyright for all text, graphics and images supplied by the client is to be retained by the client.

The successful contractor will be appointed in June 2023.
The exhibit should be installed by end August 2023.

To apply, please send a proposal with an outline of:

  • Your approach to and initial ideas for this commission
  •  Quotation and breakdown of costs, inclusive of development time, materials, production, installation, fees and expenses
  •  An indicative project plan and timeline
  •  Details of previous relevant projects

Please submit this to Steph Webb (Senior Officer: Curatorial & Exhibitions), swebb@wakefield.gov.uk by 9am, 30th May 2023.

Please see attached PDF brief for full details.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Steph Webb (Senior Officer: Curatorial & Exhibitions) for an informal discussion:
07917 790931| swebb@wakefield.gov.uk


Application deadline: 9am, 30th May 2023

Event dates:

The successful contractor will be appointed in June 2023.
The exhibit should be installed by end August 2023.

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