Brighton Museum and Art Gallery


Heritage / Conservation

Services Provided:

Project Management, Quantity Surveying, CDM Consultancy


Brighton and Hove City Council

We were appointed to oversee the creation of two Egyptology Galleries within the Grade 1 Listed Brighton Museum. The planning and implementation of the galleries had to be sensitive to the context of an important iconic listed building and historic interior.

The gallery in particular required a more elaborate scenic build. This involved a raised floor with inset glass revealing part of a reconstructed tomb burial.

The museum has the largest ancient Egypt collection in southern England, with many important, fascinating and rare objects. The galleries include new interactives and interpretation for both younger visitors and adults.

Both spaces have had to incorporate state-of-the art equipment and controls whilst respecting original fixtures and fittings (such as part of an original tessellated tile floor, windows and doors). The project also involved the creation of a new public space in the museum, thus further improving the facilities available to visitors.

The works  were highly commended in the Public and Community award at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards. Judges said “We were delighted to see these imaginative rooms which were thoughtfully arranged to display a lot of artefacts clearly and in a way that would be particularly attractive to children. The integration of services for air conditioning were ingeniously accommodated”.