Have you seen the bold new £3.5m renovation plan to transform Worthing Museum & Art Gallery and “let the light pour in”?
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A bold new £3.5m renovation plan to transform Worthing Museum & Art Gallery has been unveiled today in what could be a breathtaking transformation.
Striking new proposals to completely open up the building and let “let the light pour in” are designed to give the public access to the entire building and see many more artefacts on display. Currently just 50 per cent of the building is accessible and only 5 per cent of the collection on display.
The project will unite two historic interiors of the building, the museum and the library, into a seamless light, bright and spacious gallery that will showcase its collections and significantly expand its education and research facilities. Plans also include a new café and greater retail space giving a more engaging visitor experience.
These plans could also see the museum working alongside the Victoria and Albert Museum and become a national centre for costume research, as it currently holds one of the most significant collections in the UK with more than 30,000 items.
Head of Culture Amanda O’Reilly said; “We’ve called this plan Letting in the Light because that is just what this exciting plan does. It opens up so much more of the museum and gallery enabling us to put more of our collections on display and with new learning rooms become a hub for cultural study and activity.
The £3.5m cost of the development will be secured through applications to Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Clore Duffield Foundation as well as a strategic partnership with private and public funders. Worthing Borough Council is to pledge an additional £125k.
To find out more visit: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/pr17-150.html
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