Museums

THE ASHMOLEAN EGYPT GALLERIES

Rick Mather Architects

23 Dec 2011

Ashmolean Museum completes Phase 2  of Rick Mather Masterplan: New Galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia The Ashmolean Museum, established in 1683, is the oldest public museum in Britain. In 1999 Rick Mather Architects were appointed to develop a long term masterplan and expansion scheme to provide more space and 21st century facilities for its world renowned collections. Phase 1 of

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THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

AECOM

16 Dec 2011

The new Annenberg Foundation Space for Photography is the first space of its kind presenting digital and print photography in a dynamic, unified venue. The design of the Space is based on celebrating and supporting the medium of photography, and the interior architecture is conceived of as a participant in the multi-sensory experience of the exhibitions. Philosophically, the design is based on

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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Foster + Partners

15 Dec 2011

The fifty-three galleries in the new Art of the Americas Wing are arranged chronologically over four levels, rising from Native American and seventeenth-century works to modern art on the top floor. From the outset, the design of the gallery spaces allowed for flexibility: services could be moved to accommodate large objects; or a glazed panel in the facade aligned with the window of a period

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NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

Architectural Resources Group

29 Nov 2011

The National Maritime Museum Building is the most fully developed example of Streamline Moderne nautical style in San Francisco. Designed by local architect William A. Mooser III and constructed during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration, the building was originally intended to serve as a bath house at the centre of the city's Aquatic Park, one of the largest-scale WPA

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TOBACCO STOREHOUSE

VASD

15 Aug 2011

An historic wooden tobacco storehouse in Amerongen has been rescued from collapse by giving it a new use. Recently, the restored building opened its doors to the public as an information centre for two nature reserves (National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug and Het Utrechts Landschap). VASD designed a solution that brings past and present together in a solid partnership. Fifty years ago this

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