Museum of Fine Arts by Foster + Partners

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Project: Museum of Fine Arts

Location: Boston, United States of America
Designed by Foster + Partners
Co-architects: Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc
Consultants: Weidlinger Associates, Davis Langdon, Shooshanian Engineering Inc., Gustafson
Website: www.fosterandpartners.com
Architecturally, the project echoes themes explored in the Reichstag and the Great Court at the British Museum, establishing a creative dialogue between the old and the new, and strengthening links with the local community by making the building more open and accessible. This masterplan presents a clear strategic framework within which the Museum’s current accommodation will eventually be doubled to provide new galleries, a study centre, and temporary exhibition and education spaces. Continue reading for more images and info:

Founded in 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is internationally recognised for the scope and quality of its collections. It stages an increasingly dynamic programme of exhibitions, lectures, films and educational events and is visited by more than one million people every year. However, in common with many such institutions that have grown incrementally over the years, the sheer scale of this audience places a great strain on the Museum’s facilities. This masterplan presents a clear strategic framework within which the Museum’s current accommodation will eventually be doubled to provide new galleries, a study centre, and temporary exhibition and education spaces. In the process, the visitor experience will be transformed.
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