East Midlands-based project managers Focus Consultants has played a key role in the creation of a new gallery at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery as part of the London 2012 Festival.
The World Stories: Young Voices gallery, which has just opened, displays Brighton Museum’s stunning collections from Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific alongside contemporary art and artefacts.
The gallery has been developed in partnership with young people from Brighton and Hove, and with the active involvement of source communities both locally and from around the world.
Focus Consultants, which is based at Phoenix Business Park, Nottingham, and has offices at Endeavour Park, Boston, Princess Road East, Leicester, Aubourn, Lincoln, and Holborn, London, was the project manager, quantity surveyor and CDM co-ordinator for the scheme, which is one of many national projects that make up the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World.
The company has worked on a wide range of museum developments, including the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, which was recently named UK museum of the year by the Art Fund charity, and SeaCity in Southampton, which opened earlier this year – a century after the Titanic set sail from the city.
“We were delighted to have been appointed as the project manager for the World Stories gallery at Brighton Museum which has been developed to mark the 2012 Olympic Games,” said senior project manager at Focus, Eleanor Clarke.
“The gallery features images, sound and film to bring the displays to life as well as temporary displays, hands-on activities and a comfortable seating area.”
Focus Consultants specialises in creative approaches to securing funding packages and delivering high quality projects across the UK. Since its creation in 1994, Focus has secured over £800 million of grant assistance, and delivered more than £1 billion of projects and programmes – including enterprise support, innovation, culture, health, regeneration, affordable homes and energy carbon sustainability projects.
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