Focus has a three-year framework appointment to develop and deliver temporary exhibitions, which to date have included:
- Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014, £345,000: This features dresses from the V&A’s unparalleled Fashion Collection including high profile loans from famous brides. Our role included managing the installation of the innovative showcases and the exhibition build – both accomplished on a very short programme and within the difficult access constraints of a live-site in a Grade I listed building.
- Shoes – Pleasure and Pain, £160,000: This exhibition consists of 200 pairs of shoes from different times and all parts of the globe that consider the cultural significance and transformative capacity of the humble shoe. Focus oversaw design and procurement, managed the cost plan, and undertook contract administrator and CDM Co-ordinator roles.
- Botticelli Re-imagined – £470,000: This explored the influence and understanding of Botticelli’s work over time in engaging and intriguing displays to broaden the appeal of this fascinating subject matter.
- Bejewelled – £680,000: Spectacular objects from a single private collection exploring tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery – highlights included Mughal jades and a rare jewelled gold finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan. The Focus challenge was to create a beautiful display that set off the jewels whilst keeping up extra high security.
Future appointments will include “350 Years of Underwear”, “Arup: Engineering the World”, “Paul Strand Photography” and a showcases toolkit.
Client: Victoria and Albert Museum
Role: Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant, CDM Co-ordinator
Value: circa £2 million