A collection of sculpture heads from India.

A collection of sculpture heads from India.

Zoe Whitley, Curator, Contemporary Team, Member of Project Team

We've made a breakthrough in assessing and shortlisting the proposals received from the RCA students. As with any project, there were a few setbacks - for a while there we were honestly wondering if any students were going to submit anything at all! But proposals did come in, myself and Ruth from the Project Team, Charley the HE Students Officer and Line from the Design Studio have been able to look through the submissions to ascertain which proposal came closest to the brief we set.

Our main priority has always been for this project to physically place the Museum collections at the heart of the Sackler Centre, but to do so in an imaginative and unexpected way. We want to reinforce the idea that museum education isn't separate from what one sees and experiences in other V&A gallery spaces. We wrote in bold in the brief that we were looking for something 'contemporary, elegant, not corporate and not like school.' To give you a sense of what to expect, some of the other key words were 'engaging; fun; surprise; and inspirational.'

We'll shortly be notifying all of those who put so much creativity and effort into the proposals. Watch this space for the announcement of the winning scheme...