Following a competitive process, Metaphor has been appointed as the Interpretation and Exhibition Designers for City Hall and Perth Museum and Art Gallery. They will work with the architects appointed for the projects, Mecanoo and Hoskins Architects to develop stunning new interiors and exhibition spaces in both buildings and bring the stories of Perth’s Ancient Roots and its Modern Scots to life.
Metaphor is a leading design practice in the cultural sector with a track record of major projects in the UK and beyond which include Shakespeare’s Globe, the Ashmolean Museum, major galleries in the V&A London and in the National Museums and Galleries of Scotland. It is currently developing the exhibitions for the proposed St Kilda visitor centre to be located on Lewis.
Councillor Ian Campbell, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: “The Council’s plans to make culture accessible to everyone have taken another step forward with the appointment of Metaphor. Interpreting and explaining art and artefacts is a key part of a successful cultural venue and will ensure the Museum and City Hall are the top-class attractions that Perth and Kinross deserves.”
Helen Smout, Chief Executive of Culture Perth and Kinross, added: “The museum collections of Perth and Kinross are of National Significance and we will be bringing the stories they tell to life at City Hall and Perth Museum – for local people and visitors from across the UK and the world.”