Ferens Art Gallery set to reopen in time for Hull City of Culture year

Published: Wednesday 30th November 2016 by KCFM

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Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery is on track to reopen in time for 2017 after a major refurbishment.

The gallery closed 15 months ago to allow for work ensuring the long-term preservation of artworks and a change of the gallery’s layout.

The entrance now features glass doors intended to keep heat and humidity at a comfortable level and the shop has been moved towards the back of the building.

Garry Taylor, Hull City Council city projects manager, hopes the new refurbishments will bring in even more visitors.

He said: “There’s a lot of work behind the scenes in terms of getting all the systems working, so we can actually show some of the best art in the world. What people will see is a fully restored classical building both internally and externally.

“It will definitely be able to show artwork which will draw people from across Europe and across the UK and in doing so they’ll enjoy our wonderful city centre public realm and they’ll spend more in the shops and retail and ultimately create more jobs for people in Hull.”

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Published: Wednesday 30th November 2016 by KCFM

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