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Rick Mather Museum Ready

01 Nov 2009

The UK's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, designed by London's Rick Mather Architects, will be unveiled this month. The structure has undergone a £61m renovation to offer additional display space and is famed as the world's first university museum. The UK's H

The UK’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, designed by London’s Rick Mather Architects, will be unveiled this month.

The structure has undergone a £61m renovation to offer additional display space and is famed as the world’s first university museum.

The UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund provided £15m for the redevelopment project.

The renovation offers more space with 39 galleries, four temporary exhibition galleries, a new education centre, and conservation studios with environmental control options.

The museum also houses Oxford’s first rooftop restaurant – The Ashmolean Dining Room.

Themed galleries are present on the ground floor, while the floors above are arranged chronologically and each floor features orientation galleries.

The Grade I-listed building was built in 1845 and was originally designed by Charles Cockerell.