Museum and exhibition design

Calum Storrie Ltd is a specialist design practice based in London. Calum Storrie has completed more than 20 exhibitions at the Royal Academy and has been responsible for 10 exhibitions and permanent gallery projects at the National Portrait Gallery.

Clients include The Arts Council of England, the British Museum, Compton Verney, the Courtauld Gallery, the Design Museum, the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum and Tate Britain.

Calum Storrie is the author of ‘The Delirious Museum: From The Louvre to Las Vegas’.


Calum has written a short description of the design process for ‘Brains: The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection. You can read it here: external link icon designing-brains

Here are some reviews of the Brains exhibition:

external link icon Brains, the mind as matter, at

external link icon Grey matter … in living colour, at

external link icon Much more than just grey matter, at


external link icon citydrawingmusem is Calum’s very irregularly updated blog.


The Photographers’ Gallery

The Photographers’ Gallery has just re-opened and Calum has been working on the ‘Touchstone’ project space:

external link icon Touchstone

He has also written a blog entry for them here:

external link icon [ though since the Photographers Gallery site has been redesigned it seems to be missing the picture that I am discussing! ]


This film was made by Frances Horn in 1995 for external link icon Terry Smith’s work Capital at the British Museum. This installation was organized by Calum working between the cracks of the institution in a gallery that he was in the process of redesigning. Thank you to Terry for letting us show the film here.