Australian Museum to Reopen in March 2012

25 May 2011 (Last Updated May 25th, 2011 18:30)

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, Australia, will reopen in March 2012 following the completion of a $55m redevelopment. The project is being designed by Sydney architect Sam Marshall in partnership with the New South Wales Government Architect. The redevelopme

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, Australia, will reopen in March 2012 following the completion of a $55m redevelopment.

The project is being designed by Sydney architect Sam Marshall in partnership with the New South Wales Government Architect.

The redevelopment project includes the addition of the National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) to the facility.

The NCCL will include a multimedia room and digital classroom, two practical studios, a 120-seat lecture theatre and a room for MCA's Bella programme for children with special needs.

Plans also include the addition of new venue spaces on top of existing buildings to accommodate a new rooftop cafe and Sculpture Terrace.

Work on the redevelopment began in August 2010, with completion scheduled for early 2012.