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. 

Download: mp3 | ogg View transcript


Listen to the V&A Podcast on iTunes U.

Supported by HERA

The 'sting' heard at the beginning of each episode of the V&A Podcast was created by sound artist Jason Singh: www.jasonsinghmusic.com

International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

Find out more

Shop online

Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

The Museum of Childhood traces the history of childhood through some of the museum's most cherished objects. The book reveals how children have played…

Buy now

Event - V&A Museum Skills

Tue 17 February 2015 10:30

12 WEEK COURSE: Are you considering a career in galleries and museums? This new course draws on the expertise of key V&A staff and provides an insight into the skills required for working within the museum industry.

Book online