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national museum of australia - nsw

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Client:
National Museum of Australia / Art Exhibitions Australia

Project:
Engaged as Principal Contractor we designed and built the entire touring apparatus. Achieving touring show flexibility with high level of electronic security.

Site:
The new National Museum, Canberra.

Client Brief: 

To design and build a 'block buster', curtain raising exhibition for the opening of the new National Museum of Australia.

Project Detail:

A 1000 square metre new, untested gallery with one curved wall and a sloping end wall in direct contrast to the second and final site in the new Melbourne Museum. The subjects were, two-dimensional art, decorative arts from around the world and a strong Australian Gold fields interpretive narrative.

Overview:
The exhibition structure was designed to fit two sites with the layout influenced by the position of floor service grids. Both sites have 7 to 10 metre high ceilings so the exhibition structure is 3,600 high with two major vertical elements to effectively use the volume of the gallery spaces. A significant portion of the budget was allocated to sophisticated alarm systems to protect the significant valued collection.

Current Status:
Opened by the Prime Minister on 11 March, 2001.

Capital Project Cost: $1,400,000 plus relocation costs.

Visitation: 250,000 (six months)












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