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British Museum appoints Ian Ritchie as advisor on space planning

The British Museum has appointed Ian Ritchie from Ian Ritchie Architects to act as an advisor on its space planning operations.

The Museum is developing a new strategy with regard to its buildings in order to increase capacity to meet the emerging needs of the Museum. Ian Ritchie will provide strategic advice and an external viewpoint during this process. This will enable the Museum to get a fresh perspective on key issues covering both public and behind-the-scenes areas.

Ian Ritchie is a highly respected, award-winning architect and design consultant. Among the many cultural projects he has worked on are the Louvre and Cité de Sciences, La Villette, in Paris, the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art in Madrid and the Ecology Gallery for the Natural History Museum in London, as well as exhibition design for the Hayward Gallery in London and the Oberhausen Gasometer in Germany. Other previous and current projects include the Jubilee Line, Crossrail, the London Regatta Centre and the Whitecity redevelopment.

A Royal Academician, his current professional appointments include advisor to the Lord Chancellor, Governor and Architectural Advisor to the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Emeritus Commissioner for CABE. He has taught at a wide range of educational institutions across the world and is currently a Special Professor at the Leeds University School of Civil Engineering.

Dawn Austwick, Deputy Director of the British Museum commented;

“The British Museum is delighted to have Ian Ritchie on board to advise on our space planning. We hope to benefit greatly from his expertise and ideas”.

For further information please contact Hannah Boulton at the British Museum on 020 7323 8522 or email hboulton@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk