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Revealing Wigan Archives: Heritage Exhibition and Interpretation

Wigan Council is pleased to be able to release details for a contract to work with the Council’s Archives & Local Studies service on the Revealing Wigan Archives Project, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Wigan Archives and Local Studies have secured National Lottery Heritage Fund support for the Revealing Wigan’s Archives project to develop a modern, vibrant and exciting new public Archive Service for the Borough of Wigan and a dedicated exhibition space for the people of Leigh and its surrounding communities.

The project will work within the existing structure of Leigh Town Hall - a Grade II listed structure – and will create new permanent and temporary exhibition spaces to display the Borough’s Archive and Museum collections. These new spaces will be co-curated with a wide range of stakeholders including local people, volunteers, schools and other partners. The new exhibition and interpretation will reflect the changing nature of our Archives and Museums, broaden our audiences and futureproof our services.

This project forms part of a wider scheme of work to refurbish in full the Leigh Town Hall building and create a new archive facility within the building, including a new public search room, collection strong rooms, document conservation area and café space.

The full Town Hall scheme will create and make ready the new exhibition spaces for the appointed exhibition and interpretation contractor to work within. The contractor must co-ordinate with the main building project and work within the limitations of designing for and installation in a listed and multi-tenanted occupied building hosting a range of Council teams and services.

As part of this major redevelopment, we are seeking a Contractor to undertake all design and fit-out for the new exhibition spaces and site interpretation including, but not limited to, all interpretation, graphic design and production, display cases, case layouts, audio-visual interpretation, gallery lighting, interactive development and build, object mounting, and installation and snagging.

The Contractor will also undertake public consultation with a range of stakeholders as part of the exhibition development and design process. The exhibition is scheduled to be open to public access in Spring 2020.

Interested applicants are directed to the Invitation to Tender documentation which contains a full Specification for this service.

The closing date of Monday 8th April 2019 at 17:00 represents the deadline for the receipt of final tender submissions.