Chris Lawrenson, Board Director at BECK says: “It is always an honour to return to the site of a former project, having been entrusted by our clients to deliver fit-out works for them once again. The Hunterian Museum enjoys a rich history and has unique requirements for the fragile and historically important specimens in John Hunter’s collection. The team took great care to ensure the collection is preserved correctly, in beautiful setworks with accompanying high-quality graphics for visitors to enjoy. It has been fantastic to work with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Casson Mann, Fraser Randall and the entire client team to give the gallery spaces and shop a new lease of life.”
Dawn Kemp, Director of Museums and Special Collections at the Royal College of Surgeons of England says: ‘’The BECK team, especially Ben, Paul, Erik and Chris, have been brilliant to work with. They have paid great attention to the detail and quality the new Hunterian Museum design required. BECK realised Casson Mann’s elegant and magical design and have created a beautiful space which I hope will inspire a new generation of followers and friends for decades to come.’’
Notes to editors:
- The new Hunterian Museum website can be found here: hunterianmuseum.org.
- Follow the Hunterian Museum on Twitter (@HunterianLondon) and Instagram (@hunterianmuseum) for news and further information.
- The Hunterian Museum has a long association with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Following John Hunter’s death in 1793, the UK Government bought his museum, of 14,000 specimens and preparations, and in 1799 gave it into the safekeeping of the Company of Surgeons (later the Royal College of Surgeons of England) for medical education and training. The independent Board of Trustees of the Hunterian Collection was established to oversee the long-term care and use of Hunter’s Collection. The new building erected in Lincoln’s Inn Fields to accommodate the Museum first opened in May 1813.
- The Royal College of Surgeons of England provides world-class education, assessment and development to 30,000 surgeons, dental professionals and members of the wider surgical and dental care teams, at all stages of their career. Our vision is to see excellent surgical care for everyone. We do this by setting professional standards, facilitating research and championing the best outcomes for patients.