V&A Podcast - Engineering the Museum

The Ardabil Carpet on display in the Jameel Gallery. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Ardabil Carpet on display in the Jameel Gallery. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Season 1, episode 12

In this episode, Moira Gemmill and Andy Sedgwick discuss the role of the engineer within museums. Moira is head of design, projects and estates at the V&A and Andy is director of building engineering at world-leading firm ARUP. He has worked on a vast amount of museum projects since he started at the company in 1983. Alongside Glenn Adamson, they discuss the crucial role of the engineer in the development of the museums gallery spaces. From the increasing use of natural light in the galleries to the building of whole new spaces within a Grade I listed site, the engineer plays a key role. 

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