Friday, 22 December 2006

acmi seeks global input on major new permanent exhibition

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has entered an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for Exhibition Development Services as it commences the next major phase of its evolution as one of the world's unique cultural facilities.

ACMI is Australia's premier cultural institution for celebrating, promoting and exhibiting the moving image in all its forms - film, television, games, new media and art.

Since opening its doors as a key attraction at Federation Square, Melbourne, in 2002, ACMI has moved through its start-up phase and is now focused on cementing its world-class position and independent voice as a leading cultural institution.

After a successful period of growth and transition in 2005-6 and the delivery of an ambitious change program, ACMI is now commencing the next major phase of its evolution, planning for delivery of Stage 2 of a multi-year master plan.

ACMI CEO, Tony Sweeney, said the centrepiece of Stage 2 is the creation of a new visitor experience, which will radically change the ground floor space and provide audiences with an engaging permanent exhibition telling the story of over 100 years of the moving image.

'As well as being a highly effective and exciting general-public draw, this flagship gallery will ensure ACMI makes a mark on the world stage for innovative exhibition content and design,' Tony said. 'We aim to create the most extraordinary exhibition of the moving image and to help deliver this vision, we're looking for an Exhibition Design and Development partner to join us in creating a bold, engaging and popular exploration of over 100 years of the moving image.'

The Expression of Interest documentation for Exhibition Development Services is managed through the Victorian State Government's Tenders process, via its website at

Mr Sweeney said the EOI phase of the project is the first step in the process of developing the new exhibition and ground floor space at ACMI.

'This is a rare opportunity to play a key role in cementing ACMI's position as the world's leading moving image centre - and we look forward with excitement to exploring the opportunities,' Tony said. 'The EOI process will guide the development moving forward and assist us in determining the eventual scope and scale of the exhibition.'

Responses to the EOI are required by January 25, 2007.

Further information

Cory Parfett
Communications Manager
Tel: 8663 2362
Mob: 0402 968 825
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