John Passmore Edwards


Whitechapel Art Gallery


The former library building is currently being restored as part of a £10 Million expansion project at the adjacent Whitechapel Art Gallery., doubling the size of the art gallery and preserving the former library for public use. English Heritage have provided a grant of £35,000 pay for repairs to the ornate red brick and terracotta façade of the 1892 Grade II-listed building
The expanded Whitechapel, due to open in 2008, will include;
o A Collections Gallery offering a chance to see important art collections from around the world
o A Commissions Gallery with a brand new art work created specially for the building every year
o An Archive Collection Gallery and Archive Research Room telling the story of the history of the Gallery and the local area over the last 100 years.
o An Education and Research Tower for local schools, community groups and offering courses for all
o A new street facing café and full disabled access to the whole building.
The London Development Agency, the London Mayor's agency for business and jobs has pledged £350,000 towards the new education and training centre in the £10m development project.
Selected from a distinguished shortlist of architects following an OJEC competition, the Ghent-based practice, Robbrecht en Daem Architecten lead the design team, working with artist advisor, Rachel Whiteread



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Acknowledgement of contributions and  copyright
© Dean Evans 2003
July 23, 2007
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