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Real Rooms Lighting Designer

Invitation to tender for Real Rooms lighting designer

Museum of the Home are looking for a dynamic, socially engaged lighting designer to design and deliver the gallery lighting scheme for the Real Rooms project.

Closes 12pm on Wednesday 16 August 2023 


About Real Rooms 

Real Rooms will see the complete redevelopment of our current Rooms Through Time Gallery housed in our Branson Coates wing. The project will transform this space to include seven brand new period rooms as well as an interactive introduction space and streetscape.

The Real Rooms Project places communities and stories underrepresented across the heritage sector at the centre of our renowned Rooms Through Time. It will bring greater diversity to the Museum’s current period room displays, making the rooms far more representative of London and the communities we serve.

We want to offer a far greater feeling of immersion; blurring the lines between display and visitor route. We want to create a sense of play and exploration that will make the history on offer more accessible and fun for visitors of all ages and a sense of discovery will be crucial in these new spaces, with stories and objects to find everywhere. No two visitors’ journeys will be the same.

Click on the brief below for details on how we envisage the lighting experience in these new galleries.

Entrance Streetscape G 01 Entrance Streetscape, Fumo Studio

How to apply  

Download Real Rooms Lighting Designer Brief (537 KB)

If you are interested, please submit:

  • An expression of interest no longer than 400 words that details your interest in this project and introduces you or your organisation.
  • A short breakdown of estimated costs and fees.
  • Please email your expression of interest to realrooms@museumofthehome.org.uk by the deadline.

Deadline: 12pm on Wednesday 16 August 2023 

Interviews for shortlisted designers will take place on the 24 and 25 August. Before the interview we will ask all shortlisted designers to send two examples of past work that they feel is relevant to this project.


We encourage applications from artists from under-represented groups in the arts, including on the basis of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnic origin, experience of migration, socio-economic background, and maternity / paternity.