One construction company – BAM Construction – has learned that its work is behind four out of the ten museums listed for this year’s Museum of the Year by the Arts Fund Prize.
BAM – which has offices across the UK – built the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, M Shed in Bristol and in Scotland, the Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
Chris Gilmour, director of Design at BAM, said: ‘We’re thrilled to find ourselves associated with this prestigious list, which is a chance showcase of our some of our work. Museums are special buildings, they require very careful craftsmanship, skills, and management to deliver with a strong emphasis on quality. It comes not long after we completed work on the Ashmolean Museum and the new Darwin building for the Natural History Museum. We wish all the long-listed projects a happy future because we know how much hard work has gone into every one of them.’
The full list is here: http://www.artfundprize.org.uk/2012/longlist.php
The short list is announced in May, and the winner in June.