Fraser Randall

Gallery 41 The British Museum

Location: London
Services: Project & Cost Management
Value: £800,000
Completion: 2014

Room 41 provides an overview of great changes that took place in Europe AD 300-1100. The gallery’s central showcase measuring approximately 12 metres long by 2 metres wide and 4 metre high displays spectacular and important objects from the Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk and is the largest environmentally controlled showcase in the upper galleries at the British Museum. The collections on display range from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, and from North Africa to Scandinavia.

Fraser Randall were appointed as the project and cost manager for phase 2 of the major refurbishment of Room 41 and inherited the management of the specialist showcase contractor from phase 1, which included the management of the design, production and installation.

The exhibition fit out was undertaken by a main contractor whose contract was managed by Fraser Randall. The exhibition fit out included the installation of a central island display, perimeter showcases, cladding for the showcases, plinths for inside and outside cases, interpretation and supporting graphics, objects, mounts and lighting.

In addition to these works, Fraser Randall were also asked to manage the tender process and contract for the AV Software Package.

Images: © Trustees of the British Museum.