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RAK National Museum

Master Plan

RAK National Museum Master Plan

RAK National Museum

Museum Masterplan

Museum Planning Team

Museum Touchscreen Concepts

The National Museum is housed in a historic Fort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, and is at the heart of the Emirate’s heritage. Steeped in history, it has stood in the sand for nearly two hundred years and has witnessed many sweeping changes.

Currently, the Museum houses a collection of significant ancient artifacts displayed in a simple setting with little to no interpretation or professional presentation. We were approached to develop a Masterplan to transform this fascinating historic fort into a World Class National Museum, cultural centre and visitor experience.

This project is important both for the people of Ras Al Khaimah and for tourism so that the story of Ras Al Khaimah’s fascinating history is preserved for future generations. Working with a largely blank canvas, the potential and the scale of what this encompasses is vast and exciting.

Inca Creative’s Role
Inca formed part of the core committee, a team of international museum consultants tasked with creating a Master Plan for the redesign and redevelopment of the Museum, including the currently unmapped and untapped wider heritage offering for Ras Al Khaimah.

The focus of our work centred around:

  • An initial report with observations and suggestions for everything from signage & wayfinding to interpretation panels, guide books, leaflets, advertising and everything required visually to support a World Class Museum
  • The specification and development of the brand for the wider heritage offering and the Museum itself.
  • Consideration of all aspects of the digital requirement including a multi-lingual website, online shop, EPOS/booking system and events calendar
  • Scoping and specification of a mobile App to cover the Museum and all heritage sites in Ras Al Khaimah

Over 7000 years of history

Heritage site: Jazirat Al Hamra

Heritage site: Hudaybah

Digital document repository

Digital Document Repository

Branding Presentation

RAK project book

Project Book

Delivering the Masterplan
At the conclusion of our 18 months working in the UAE, we delivered a detailed proposal and costings for all aspects of the visual elements of the project, this as part of the larger team Masterplan that included:

  • Demolitions
  • Preliminary archaeology
  • All building and structural works
  • Educational and ancillary buildings including a welcome building, mosque, restaurant and souk
  • MEP and air-conditioning systems to Museum standards
  • A full interpretation plan including AV, VR & AR, branding and identity, wayfinding and all relevant collaterals
  • Landscaping and lighting
  • A fully-featured launch event
  • A digital document repository featuring all plans, surveys, reports, photographs and video compiled as part of the above process

With the plan delivered, we now await the commencement of the project starting with the groundworks. For future updates: watch this space!

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