Museum Design


Rick Mather Architects has completed the new Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, UK. The building will accommodate any art-performing demands from a group of schoolchildren to a major artwork. It has stairs at each end of a corridor, steel, black and folded, as well as large corridor with a width of 2.4m and views at each end to support visitor’s experience.

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In 2006 the Newseum had opened on a busy street in Rosslyn. But then, Newseum chief Charles Overby outlined the hard facts that their Newseum had outgrown its site and it was too far off the tourist track to get drop-in visitors. They need a new site and a new building. Thus, a reincarnated Newseum had built on a prominent site on Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House with the help of Polshek Partnership Architects with Exhibit Designer Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

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The Art Institute of Chicago now has an extension of a new Modern Wing which designed by Renzo Piano. The extension had cost about $300 million and is being the centerpiece of an ambitious building project that will reorganize the entrire museum by 2010. It is assumed that the extension would expand the total gallery space by 35% and doubled the education space.

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