The Fitzwilliam Museum

Cambridge

Donald Insall Associates restored the gallery to its original form with installation of new services and environmental controls in order to return it once again to use by the museum.

The 20th Century Gallery at The Fitzwilliam Museum, originally designed as a library by David Roberts in 1963, is a fine example of modern rational architecture. Its construction, however, did not provide the controlled environment necessary for contemporary museum use, and as such had fallen into disrepair and was subdivided into use for storage.

Donald Insall Associates restored the gallery to its original form with installation of new services and environmental controls in order to return it once again to use by the museum. The adjacent galleries meanwhile remained open to the public throughout the course of the works, proving a particular challenge for the team.