Modern Art Oxford Gets £3.5 Million for Refurbishment

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Modern Art Oxford is one of the few organizations to have lucked out on the Arts Council’s 2015–18 investment strategy. The much-loved contemporary art museum has been awarded £3.5 million towards a major building redevelopment of the gallery’s historic site in Pembroke Street. Construction is due to start in 2017.

The grant is a significant step in the institution’s campaign to raise £5.1 million for the project, which will involve the refurbishment of the basement, entrance, ground floor spaces, visitor facilities, and galleries. A new lift and staircase will also open up the higher-level floor and back of house.

“In 2016 we will celebrate 50 years of incredible exhibitions of contemporary art on this site,” commented director Paul Hobson. “This is a perfect moment to embark on a redevelopment of this historic building to ensure the gallery’s commitment to the audiences and artists of the future.”

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