Design brief – Meet the Collection

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust

Region: London

Salary / Fee: From £20,000 to £20,000 Up to (+VAT)

Job Type: Tender (Design brief to create two pop-up, portable units for Meet the Collection)

Closing Date: 1/7/19

Who To Contact:

Helen Young, Community Engagement Producer, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust;

Meet the Collection will take two portable, immersive, pop-up exhibitions – ‘I am a museum’ and ‘I am an archive’ – facilitated by Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust staff and volunteers on a tour across the Royal Borough. Sharing local stories, through objects and artefacts from the diverse and extraordinary collections of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, this tour will see these pop-ups stop in a range of settings spread across Greenwich to meet local communities, whether in a library, town hall, park, church, shopping centre or heritage building.

Encouraging conversations about local history and showcasing the shear breadth of the Royal Borough’s collections, each portable display of intriguing and curious artefacts, will be designed to entice adults and families to open doors and drawers revealing treasures inside, whether Anglo Saxon bangle, Roman pottery sherd, Georgian grocer’s token, wax seal or 1950s theatre programme. Manned by staff and volunteers, each pop-up will offer visitors the chance to handle real objects, to discover hidden stories; and to create their own response to what they see and hear, through spoken and written word, art and craft. Please see image boards to inspire outcomes.


Create very light-weight portable units to tour Royal Borough of Greenwich as part of a community focused project funded by Heritage Lottery Funding.

  • I am a Museum Collection sees objects and artefacts from the Royal Borough’s collection, cared for by Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, meet the communities of Greenwich.
  • I am an Archive sees archival material, cared for by Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, meet communities.

Please see the full brief here and design suggestions here.

More Information:

This project will be using a diverse selection of objects, artefacts, photographs, prints and other archival material from Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust. Research is currently underway to identify the artefacts; images of these should be used in the design for each portable museum/ archive display unit.

Deadline for proposal:

Proposals should include cost-breakdown, scaled illustrations, materials list, delivery of completed units to Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, based at Charlton House, SE7 8RE.

Proposals should be returned to Helen Young, Community Engagement Producer,, no later than Mon 1 July. The successful applicant will be appointed Mon 1 July. Allocated building time is 8 weeks, all works should be completed by Mon 2 September.

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