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14 March 2014

1883 – Design for National Museum, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew One of the entries to design a new National Museum and Library around Leinster House, then belonging to the Royal Dublin Society. The results of the original architecture competition...

06 February 2014

1915 – Museum of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: McKim, Mead & White Built on land donated by the Morrison family formerly occupied by their Villa Rosa mansion, the museum by McKim, Mead & White is one of the finest examples...

31 January 2014

1874 – Design for Museum & Library, Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet James Barnet’s design for a combined Art Gallery, Museum and Library in 1874, never constructed. Intended for the corner of College and William streets was far grander than the museum...

13 August 2013

1856 – Design for Capitals, Museum, Trinity College, Dublin

From The Building News, March 29 1856: “Some mention has been made in our pages recently of the capitals arranged and sculptured by the workmen for the new museum at Trinity College, Dublin....

28 August 2012

2012 – Museum of Treasures, Waterford

Architect: Waterford City Architects Situated between Cathedral Square and the Bishop’s Palace, Waterford’s latest museum is a tribute to Medieval Waterford and life in the city during that period. The exterior has beautiful...

27 August 2012

1883 – Design for National Museum, Dublin

An unexecuted design after an architectural competition to design a complex of museum and library around Leinster House (then part of the Royal Dublin Society). This proposal included a columned screen along Kildare...

11 March 2012

1893 – Design for Brooklyn Insitute of Arts and Sciences, New York

Architect: McKim, Mead & White Uncompleted design for the Brooklyn Insitute of Arts and Sciences. The original design of the new museum building was meant to house educational and research activities in addition...

05 July 2011

1930 – Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts

Architect: Joseph D. Leland The Museum was founded by John Woodman Higgins in 1927. The building was purpose-built in the Art Deco-style in 1930, and is the first free standing glass and steel...

07 April 2011

1929 – Ulster Museum, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: James Cumming Wynnes / Francis Pym In 1913, a competition was held to design a new building to house the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery’s expanding collections. James Cumming Wynnes of Edinburgh...