Natural History Museum seeks £5m platform to manage collections

Written by Sam Trendall on 12 July 2021 in News
News

Tool will form part of the museum’s new long-term strategy

Credit: Pxfuel

The Natural History Museum is seeking a £5m software platform to help it better manage its collections.

The museum, based in London’s Kensington district, is seeking a commercial partner to supply a “collections management solution” over the course of a seven-year contract. The deployment of the technology comes alongside the implementation of a long-term transformation strategy.


Related content


“In line with our new Vision and Strategy to 2031, the Natural History Museum is looking to help transform the study of natural history, engage, and involve the widest possible audience, and secure the future of our collections,” it said. “This will require a new collections management solution and the museum is therefore seeking a supplier that can implement a business operational solution to which the NHM can transition.”

Bids are open until 9 August, with the museum hoping to enter into an engagement on 1 April 2022. The chosen supplier will then be under contract for seven years, in deal expected to be worth £5m.

Famed for its animal and dinosaur models exhibits, the Natural History Museum is one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming 5.3 million visitors in 2019.

 

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

Consultancy signed to £6.5m deal to advise on eight-department shared-services plan
27 January 2023

The Matrix programme – which includes Treasury, Cabinet Office and DHSC – begins engaging with potential suppliers

DWP signs £100k deal to ensure accessibility of Universal Credit digital services
23 January 2023

Consultancy brought in on two-year contract to deliver audits and recommend improvements

‘Better, smaller and fairer’ – Cabinet Office taps £50k consultancy to ‘turbocharge’ transformation
12 January 2023

Reform programme is intended to deliver a ‘slimmed-down, high-performing department’ by 2025

Government plans to expand departments’ powers to share personal data to support One Login
5 January 2023

Proposals will allow for more information – potentially including highly sensitive special-category data – to be processed in identity-verification