On 16-17 April 2019, the Ukrainian party (the Customer) represented by the National Museum “Holodomor Victims’ Memorial” and the International Charitable Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims’ Memorial had a meeting with the companies Nizio Design International (Poland) and Haley Sharpe Design (UK – Canada) in Kyiv, where they showed interest and motivation to participate in the creation of a design project of the permanent exhibit of the future Holodomor Museum in Kyiv.
Both companies are well-known museum exhibit designers. Haley Sharpe Design is credited with development and, in several cases, implementation of exhibit design for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Washington D.C., USA), Middle East Galleries at the Penn Museum (Philadelphia, USA), the Stonehenge Visitor Centre (Wiltshire) and the Liverpool Museum in the UK, the Kurdistan Museum (Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan) and many other world-class museums.
In turn, Nizio Design International worked on the design of exhibits in Poland for the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, the interactive science centre EC1 in Łódź, the Antic Art Gallery of the National Museum in Warsaw, the Warsaw Rising Museum and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
At the meeting they have presented two concepts which will be handled by the Customer’s Ukrainian Museum content group. The Ukrainian party is confident that participation of both companies in the creation of the Museum exhibit will strengthen its integrity with the best world traditions in museology.
Communication is under way to identify the structure of the consortium to work on creation of the exhibit, vision of the future exhibit as a common project, each party’s tasks, etc.
The negotiations will be completed in July 2019.Share