Sysco Productions

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY’S LONG AWAITED REOPENING, SUPPORTED BY SYSCO PRODUCTIONS AS PART OF THE EXTENSIVE ‘INSPIRING PEOPLE’ TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

31/05/2023

Sysco Productions are proud to be partnering with the National Portrait Gallery on their ‘Inspiring People’ transformation project, which presents a comprehensive array of brand new audio visual technology as part of the collection redisplay across nine galleries and throughout the restored Grade I listed building. 

Designed by Jamie Fobert Architects, the project comprises a complete re-presentation of the collection, combined with a significant refurbishment of the building, the creation of public spaces, a more welcoming visitor entrance and public forecourt, in addition to a new Learning Centre. The Gallery will shortly be reopening to the public on 22 June 2023, following a three-year closure and a £35.5 million redevelopment project. 

Working alongside the NPG team and exhibition designers Nissen Richards Studio, Sysco have been a key collaborator during the redesign of the spaces, helping to reimagine the digital interpretation of the many masterpieces being exhibited. 

A stunning large scale projection transforms the new visitor entrance for guests’ arrival before they begin their exploration of the vast collection which includes films, interactive media and digital content.

Sam Woodhouse, Business Development Director at Sysco Productions comments: “The National Portrait Gallery is a huge part of the capital’s cultural landscape and is a must see destination for Londoners and domestic and international visitors alike. Not only will this project transform this amazing building, but also reveal fresh new perspectives of this important collection of artworks. Our team have loved being a part of the design and delivery processes, applying interpretive digital technologies to enrich the space and enable this outstanding collection to be experienced like never before”

The redevelopment project was supported by major grants from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Ross Foundation.

IMAGES: National Portrait Gallery forecourt proposal by Jamie Fobert Architects © Forbes Massie; National Portrait Gallery entrance hall visualisation by Jamie Fobert Architects © Forbes Massie.

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