Consultancy Services

The Design Museum is a leading authority in the field of design curation, with unparalleled expertise in building and reimagining the museum in its new home, setting up award-winning learning programmes, and curating international design biennales and design weeks worldwide.

As the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design and architecture, the Design Museum can provide a range of services for museums, cultural institutions, architecture studios, developers, city councils, city planners, corporates, and businesses. We are here to help and support your projects with a view to advance the understanding and appreciation of design to diverse audiences and as widely as possible.

'The Design Museum were a wonderful partner to work with on our development project in Shenzhen. They understood our needs and offered us a clear and actionable path to where we wanted to get to. Their services reflect that they are a networked, insightful and highly effective institution. I would recommend them to any company or organisation looking to develop or expand their cultural offer'.

Vanke Urban Research

Consultancy services

Strategic Visioning
The Design Museum’s recent experience of establishing a new museum in Kensington can help you understand how to create the founding vision on which to build your new museum and the opportunities in terms of audience engagement and possible models to consider.

Contemporary Design Gallery Development
The Design Museum’s team of leading curators can guide you on interpretation that talks to a diverse range of audiences and create an engaging permanent design gallery.

Exhibition Content Development
With over 30 years of experience in developing and delivering critically acclaimed contemporary design and architecture exhibitions, the Design Museum can advise you on creating thought-provoking and memorable exhibition experiences.

Learning & Public Programmes / Research
Based on flagship programmes such as Designer Researchers in Residence (formerly Designers in Residence), Design Ventura and the Entrepreneurs Hub, the Design Museum can advise you on setting up learning, public and outreach programmes and offers capacity building and training to become a licensee of these highly regarded activities.

Social Media and Digital Content
As one of the top museums worldwide with the largest numbers of Twitter followers and one of the first museums to have turned to a full online visitor experience at the beginning of the pandemic, the Design Museum can harness your ability to use digital to build global engagement, encourage new and repeat visitors, and generate revenue from digital content and assets.

Merchandising & Publishing
Since 2015, the Design Museum has published innovative books and exhibition catalogues encompassing all elements of design reflecting the scholarship of its curatorial and learning teams. With three physical shops in London and one international online shop, the museum has extensive experience in retail merchandising and e-commerce, offering the best of product and editorial design to customers across the globe.

Design Briefs & Competitions
With expertise in setting up the Beazley Designs of the Year awards, the London Design Festival programme, and Future Observatory, the Design Museum can help you develop a design brief and competition.

Touring Exhibitions Services
Engaging with a global network of clients and suppliers as well as a longstanding and successful touring exhibitions programme, the Design Museum can guide you on key considerations for putting together a successful touring exhibition. Learn more about our Touring Exhibitions Programme.

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International Partnerships

The Design Museum believes that creativity is fuelled by international exchange and exposure to new ideas and perspectives. By showcasing designers, as well as working with a variety of partners around the world, we welcome conversations that will lead to further collaborations.