Croydon Museum

CULTURAL PROJECTS

Our projects range from small temporary exhibitions through to new performing art centres and museums.  Appointed by charities, regional and national art organisations, Huntley Cartwright has helped to bring about cutting edge exhibitions.  We have an in depth understanding of the arts funding environment and have helped with many grant applications.

PAINTED HALL, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE

Greenwich, London

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and adorned with over 40,000 square feet of baroque murals, has recently been the subject of an extensive two-year project to conserve the paintings for future generations. 

 

The project has been a great success. The Hall has been reopened to the public, and has won a prestigious Museums + Heritage award. 

 

DEVONSHIRE PARK

Eastbourne, East Sussex

The Devonshire Park Complex consists of a number of theatres, arts and cultural venues. Additionally, there are offices, car parks, conference facilities and the International Lawn Tennis Centre.


The Borough Council’s vision is for the Devonshire Park Complex to be a distinct, visually inspiring and high value cultural destination, which can accommodate a diverse set of needs, attracting international events, productions, visitors and audiences.

THE BOMBER COMMAND MEMORIAL

Green Park, London

The RAF Bomber Command Association with the help of the Heritage Foundation, raised funds to erect a permanent memorial to commemorate the 55,000 bomber aircrew killed in World War II. 

 

The centre piece is a striking bronze statue with a roof of metal reclaimed from a Handley Page Halifax III bomber shot down over Belgium in 1944. 

 

Huntley Cartwright was employed to provide   quantity surveying service for the entirety of the project.

THE QUEEN'S GALLERY

Buckingham Palace, London

Timed to coincide with the Queen's Jubilee, the focus of the project was the demolition of a small gallery on the first floor to the rear of Buckingham Palace together with other first floor rooms over the existing Royal Kitchens.  This allowed the creation of a new vertical extension to house three new gallery spaces and a lecture theatre. 

 

New construction was also grafted on the side of the palace to create a new entrance portico, an entrance hall, a stair hall, a retail shop, a baggage check area and visitor cloakrooms. 

Huntley Cartwright provided quantity surveying services on this commission.

CROYDON MUSEUM

Croydon, Greater London

The project was the redesign and refurbishment of a museum of local history within the listed Croydon clock-tower building.

 

The museum contains artefacts from domestic and public life in Croydon throughout the ages, weaving disparate elements into a narrative and telling the story of Croydon in an engaging and imaginative way.  

RIVER AND ROWING MUSEUM

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The extension and refurbishment of the existing museum premises (designed by David Chipperfield Architects) to create a new education centre including an additional seminar room, enhanced foyer area and associated support areas.  The scheme has made the museum accessible to the wider community including groups from schools.

 

The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Construction works were sequenced so that the existing education centre was only temporarily relocated for one academic term.

 

Huntley Cartwright was engaged to provide quantity surveying services.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY

London

Huntley Cartwright provided quantity surveying services for the extension and refurbishment project at the Photographers' Gallery.  The Photographers’ Gallery is the largest photographic gallery in London.

 

The project included exhibition spaces, educational spaces, a public lift, retail, catering facilities and office accommodation. 

 

It was part funded by the Arts Council and was procured using a design and construct contract.

THE QUEEN MOTHER'S MEMORIAL

London

Huntley Cartwright was appointed as quantity surveyors for this prestigious architectural landmark. 

 

The towering sculpture took three years to complete and stands below an equally imposing edifice of George VI.  It is complemented by two sculpted panels by the artist Paul Day, which depicts periods from her life. 

 

The National Memorial Monument was unveiled by the Queen. It cost £2 million and was funded by a £5 coin produced by the Royal Mint to celebrate the Queen’s 80th birthday

THE JAMES LOVELOCK EXHIBITION

The Science Museum, London

Huntley Cartwright was engaged as quantity surveyor for a temporary exhibition on the archive of James Lovelock.

The objectives of the project were to:

  • Showcase selected highlights from the recently acquired archive and objects of James Lovelock

  • Provide a new and engaging way for audiences to engage with the science of the Earth and its climate, under the banner of the Science Museum’s Climate Changing programme

  • Bring to life the work and personality of James Lovelock

  • Acknowledge the relevance and importance of archives in helping us research and understand history of science

  • Reveal that science is often a subjective process involving discussion, debate and dispute as well as multiple sources of inspiration and many years of meticulous work

THE ASIAN SEAS EXHIBITION

The National Maritime Museum, London

Huntley Cartwright was commissioned to provide both quantity surveyor and contract administrator services for the creation of the Asian Seas Gallery, a permanent gallery.  

The design is striking so as to encourage younger generations to take an interest in maritime history.  This was achieved by using thought-provoking displays using modern technologies to capture the visitors' attention and promote an understanding of our maritime heritage and historical relationship with Asia.

WOUNDED EXHIBITION

Science Museum, London

Huntley Cartwright provided quantity surveying services for the medium-sized but object-rich temporary exhibition entitled The Wounded. This documented the experience and treatment of the wounded during World War I. 

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