London’s National Gallery Prepares to Celebrate 200th Anniversary with Major Renovation

February 17th, 2021

As London’s National Gallery prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2024, it is planning a major renovation project, a $34.7-to-$41.7 million (£25-30 million) upgrade of its public-facing amenities. “We are extremely fortunate to have a superb building and a modern classic in the Sainsbury Wing,” says director Dr. Gabriele Finaldi, “one that has more than met its original brief, notably in the practically perfect picture galleries. The dual challenge of a huge increase in visitor numbers and the changing expectations and needs of those visitors over the last 30 years, means we do need to look again at the spaces we have, and in particular the ground floor entrances and amenities.”

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