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Flaxman Gallery, Oculus and new exhibition gallery

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A stunning new glass pedestal is being planned for construction in the Flaxman Gallery in summer 2012. One of the UCL Masterplan's first major schemes to be implemented, the project will open up visual links between the dome, the Main Library, and a new exhibition space in the Octagon at ground floor leve l. Readers will also be able to plug in their laptops on the new circular bench.

UCL Estates are working with Library Services and other departments to minimize disruption. The statue of St Michael is due to be removed, temporarily, during the Easter closure period. Hoardings will go up after Easter, and building works will be completed by the start of the 2012-13 academic year. For more information about the project, please see our document Octagon & Octulus Project Description

Video News: Flaxman gallery is being refurbished

Ben Meunier, Assistant Librarian (Building Projects) explains how the Flaxman gallery is being refurbished during the summer 2012.

Building works in the Flaxman Gallery are scheduled for the following dates/times:

  • Library Easter closure from 5/4/12 to 11/4/12 - Temporary relocation of St Michael near to Jewish Studies staircase and hoarding-up of the area aro und the circular bench
  • Weekend nights 9pm to 11am - Opening up work
  • Weekday early mornings 4 am - 8 am from 10/4/12 to 27/5/12 - Opening up work
  • No noisy works permitted outside of these hours from 10/4/12 until 3/6/12
  • Commencement of 8am - 5pm Site Hours from 4/6/12 until 28/9/12
Opening Flaxman Gallery Oculus

Access across the Flaxman Gallery will be retained throughout the duration of this project. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. If you have any concerns about the works, please contact Benjamin Meunier, Assistant Librarian (Building Projects): benjamin.meunier@ucl.ac.uk

More pages on the project:

Last modified 26 July 2012

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