Plan-First floor gallery at York Gallery
Plans for the new first floor gallery

York Art Gallery closed its doors at the end of last year as it began preparations for an £8m renovation that will see it re-open at Easter 2015. The development, by architects Ushida Findlay, will create 60% more exhibition space and establish the Centre for British Studio Ceramics, as well as doubling the learning space and creating a sculpture garden that will link to the existing York Museum Gardens. A suite of three ground floor galleries to show high profile exhibitions will also be developed. The project has so far received £7m of the money required, via a £3.5m Lottery grant and further significant donations from the Foyle Foundation, Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement and Shepherd Group.