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07 September 2009

1952 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Architect: W.H. Withers / W.D.H. Baxter Government architect W.H. Withers began work on the building plans in 1939 for the Maritime Services Board (MSB) building. Work resumed in 1944 under government architect W.D.H....

06 September 2009

1881 – Picture Gallery, Royal Gardens, Kew, Surrey

Architect: James Fergusson This restored gallery at Kew Gardens is now permanently devoted to the stunning botanical illustrations of intrepid Victorian traveller and artist, Marianne North. Not only did North commission and pay...

04 September 2009

1911 – National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy

Architect: Cesare Bazzani In 1883 the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Palace), expressely built for the occasion by Pio Piacentini, housed the first exhibition held in Rome as Capital City. The exhibition became subsequently...

04 September 2009

1959 – Modern Art Museum, Havana, Cuba

Architect: Rodriguez Pichardo The modern Bellas Artes Museum is split into two buildings housing International and Cuban art. The Colección de Arte Universal covers everything from ancient Greek artefacts and Latin American pieces...

02 September 2009

1890 – National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir Robert Rowand Anderson The building mixes Italian and Gothic styles and was constructed between 1885 and 1890 by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (1834-1921) as the National Museum of Antiquities. It is...

11 August 2009

1885 – Layton Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Architect: W.& G. Audsley & E.T. Mix In 1888, the Milwaukee Art Association was created by a group of German panorama artists and local businessmen; its first home was the Layton Art Gallery....

27 July 2009

1899 – Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Architect: Harrison Townsend Harrison Townsend was a founder member of the Arts Workers Guild, and a enthusiast for the work of Richardson in the United States, although his own work was decidedly English...

16 July 2009

1860 – Proposal for the National Gallery, London

Architect: Sir Charles Barry Over the years, general unhappiness with the existing National Gallery resulted in several attempts either to completely remodel the National Gallery (as suggested by Sir Charles Barry in 1853...

14 July 2009

1905 – The Sheffield Public Museum & Mappin Art Gallery, Yorkshire

Architect: Gibbs & Flockton Panoramic perspective view published in The Building News, February 3rd 1905.

10 June 2009

1877 – Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Architects: Sherlock & Vale The Walker is the major art gallery of Liverpool, which houses one of the largest art collections in England. Located on William Brown Street in a neo-Classical building, the...