Nature's Library

Nissen Richards Studio, Manchester, 2013

 

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Permanent gallery and exhibition within the Manchester Museum, Manchester University

Complete refurbishment of one of Manchester Museum’s Grade II* listed galleries, originally designed by Alfred Waterhouse, architect of the Natural History Museum in London.

The design creates a setting for new displays from the Museum’s extensive collection of four million preserved specimens and bring them out of storage. To create a new encyclopedia of animals, plants and fossils – while also describing how a museum works behind the scenes and to expand the visitors understanding of the world.

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  • Begun: Oct 2012
  • Completed: Apr 2013
  • Floor area: 620m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £237
  • Tender date: Aug 2012
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011
  • Address: The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

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