Rooms with views

25 08 2013

IMG_0675 IMG_0679 IMG_0681Rooms with views

This latest blog post is all about the newly created views out from the Whitworth and the greater sense of connection and visibility that MUMA’s designs are bringing to the Gallery spaces. On most of my previous visits on site, I have been looking inwards from behind barriers and scaffolding, but on Friday of last week, my site visit took me inside some of our new spaces – the main photo being from within the Study Centre and looking out through a huge window aperture across the Art Garden and the Lower Promenade towards the Collection Access Area (of course in the future beautifully landscaped rather than full of construction kit!).

Other images include skylights bringing daylight into our three new barrel vaulted exhibition galleries, windows from meeting rooms looking down onto the Orchard near Denmark Road, and a surprising narrow opening off the new Grand Staircase at the north end of the Promenade that will provide glimpses either of the sky or of seasonal planting as you ascend of descend the stairs.

Wherever you look in the future, the Whitworth’s public spaces will have beautiful new vistas. In the meantime, this is your last chance to see the old Whitworth as we close temporarily on Sunday 1 September. Join is next weekend for three final days of celebration – see:




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25 08 2013

Reblogged this on msamba.

29 08 2013
Whitworth Weekending |

[…] Whitworth Art Gallery is ending the summer with three days of celebrations before temporarily closing for an extensive redevelopment project. […]

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