The next stage in a Heritage Lottery Funded project will take Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making through the development process
Derby Museums is moving forward with the next phase of development for Derby Silk Mill - Museum of Making. Bauman Lyons Architects has been appointed to progress Derby Silk Mill through to RIBA Stage 3 and will see a design developed for the building.
The Trust has appointed two organisations to deliver building consultancy, exhibition and interpretation design services following a competitive tender process, as it continues to move forward with the development phase of its £16.4m transformation.
This marks the next stage in the five year Heritage Lottery Funded project and will take Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making through the development process.
The project will bring thousands of visitors to the city each year, displaying items from Derby's rich industrial history, celebrating the makers of the past, while empowering members of the public to be a part of the museum's future.
Bauman Lyons said: "We are delighted to be offered the opportunity to continue working with Derby Museums' Silk Mill team to support their innovative approach and their vision of what museums can be in the future.
"We are also pleased to continue our involvement with Derby, where we have worked on other schemes, such as the refurbishment of Marble Hall in Osmaston and Sadler Bridge Studios."
Jim Parkin, Director of Leach Studio, said: "We are delighted to be offered the opportunity to continue working with Derby Museums' Silk Mill team to support their innovative approach and their vision of what museums can be in the future.”
"Quite often the design process can happen behind closed doors. We want to engage people, promote participation and encourage new ideas to create a ‘Museum of Making’ which has a valued role for the whole community and continues to inspire for years to come."
Silk Mill Project Director, Hannah Fox, can't wait for the creative process to get underway: "To get to this stage has taken a huge amount of planning and we are excited to be able to take the next step towards creating the ‘Museum of Making’.
"We were blown away by the creativity of both organisations and believe we have the right people to help create a world class visitor attraction which will be a valuable asset for Derby and its communities."
For more information on Derby Silk Mill and Derby Museums, please visit the website: http://www.derbymuseums.org/locations/the-silk-mill/ or keep in touch with the latest news and events on Twitter: @derbysilkmill
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