Initially Museum Director, Kate Ayres, instructed by the sheikh required input for a preliminary report documenting the current situation of the Museum, and outlining a plan for how the site might be developed. Motivation played a role initially in suggestions for the development of the interpretative mix within the galleries and also how visitor flow might be improved.
The Preliminary Report was enthusiastically received by the client and the sheikh and the go-ahead was given for the creating of a Master Plan. This required the appointment of a team of museum design professionals who were recruited by Adrian Bowles of Motivation, to undertake the extensive work involved, over an 18 month period.
The project grew in scale to encompass the design of a completely new museum complex including conservation labs, education centre and offices