Design Museum Buries Time Capsule to Mark Start of Relocation to Kensington

Design Museum Buries Time Capsule to Mark Start of Relocation to Kensington

To mark the ground breaking of the new Design Museum at the former Commonwealth Institute, a time capsule will be buried in the foundations of the new building.

Leading figures in the world of design and architecture, including Sir Terence Conran, John Pawson, Reinier de Graaf, Zaha Hadid, Paul Smith, Norman Foster and Cecil Balmond, have been invited to nominate an object to be included in the capsule.

Designed by John Pawson, the new Design Museum, which will be the world's leading museum of its kind, is expected to open in 2015.

The move will give the museum three times more space, free access to its unique collection and bring it into Kensington's cultural quarter where it will join the V&A, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Art and Serpentine Gallery.