Libraries & Museums
Managing complex moves with meticulous care and attention, with minimal disruption to staff and visitors
Our work in the sector
More than any other sector, delivering a change or relocation programme for libraries and museums requires a unique combination of skills, understanding and experience.
Our expert team are specialists in relocating valuable collections. We are highly experienced in the intricacies of cataloguing, handling and storing rare artefacts, archives and specimens, from natural history exhibits and archival records to major displays. We understand the needs, risks and sensitivities in packaging items to rigorous standards. We execute a comprehensive evaluation of risks, contingency planning, and controls to ensure all aspects of relocation are precisely managed to ensure success.
Of course, managing a transformation programme for a library or museum is not only about the physical items that need to be moved; it’s also about ensuring that the people working within or visiting the space experience minimal disruption during the project, and upon completion, are delivered an engaging and pleasant environment to work and learn in. That’s why we work with you to optimise communication, engagement and motivation, to create spaces that foster new ways of working, thinking and collaborating.
Since 1986, we’ve been delivering change and transformation programmes for clients in the private and public sectors, including libraries, museums, collections and repositories.
Our rigorous, methodical approach and highly-experienced team, qualified in change management methodologies like Prosci ADKAR® and PRINCE2®/PMI, provides a diverse range of services, from space optimisation to building decommissioning, relocation to workplace change.
Whatever your specific requirements, we immerse ourselves in the detail of your project, managing every aspect of the change to keep it fully on schedule and on budget, while ensuring key stakeholders are kept informed and engaged at every stage.
Library items moved for a university
Specimens relocated for a museum
Work with MovePlan
Our tried-and-tested methodology and agile infrastructure enable us to provide flexible, global support for projects of all sizes, thanks to our 100-strong team across 16 hubs and three continents.
Some of our clients
How we could work with you
We provide a full range of services and support to help organisations prepare, plan and deliver successful change and move management programmes across the globe. Our services include: