Big order of mannequins needed for new Royal Alberta Museum

The outside of the new Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton.
The outside of the new Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. Vinesh Pratap, Global News

The Royal Alberta Museum is in need of mannequins – 78 of them to be exact.

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Alberta Culture and Tourism has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) of 3D mannequins to be included in the new RAM.

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The mannequins are required for the Hall of Human History galleries in the museum, which will have 84,000 square feet of gallery space in its new downtown location.

The Hall of Human History will have six galleries and 78 mannequins – three mannequins are needed for the Worlds Meet gallery, five for the After the Buffalo gallery, 20 for the Alberta Forms gallery, 35 for the Alberta Transforms gallery and 15 for the What Makes Us Strong gallery. No mannequins are needed for the Ancestral Lands gallery.

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The RFP outlines that the mannequins are expected to “include female, male and unisex T-shape. Most mannequins will require arms; approximately one-third will require legs.”

The contract for the project will run from August 29 to July 31, 2017.

The models must be developed by October 31. Mannequins must be delivered to the Alberta Transforms gallery by January 31, 2017; the Alberta Forms gallery by March 1, 2017; and the remaining galleries by May 1, 2017.