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Shelburne Museum to build new art and education centre in US

19 Oct 2011 (Last Updated October 19th, 2011 18:30)

Shelburne Museum has unveiled plans to build a $14m art and education centre in Shelburne, Vermont, US, to expand the museum’s educational programmes.

Shelburne Museum has unveiled plans to build a $14m art and education centre in Shelburne, Vermont, US, to expand the museum’s educational programmes.

Boston-based firm Ann Beha Architects has been selected to design the new building.

The 16,000ft² centre will include galleries, an auditorium and classroom space, and will accommodate a year-round calendar of events for youth and adult audiences.

The new centre will include 5,000ft² of gallery space that will be used for temporary exhibitions, a 130-seat auditorium allowing the museum to offer lectures, presentations and symposia, and a 2,000ft² classroom designed to be used for different activities and group sizes.

Construction on the project is expected to start in 2012 and the centre will be operational by 2013.