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Glasgow Museum Resource Centre and Open Museum

 

Client:  Glasgow Life

Value:  £15.6 Million

 

The Glasgow Museum Resource Centre (GMRC), which is located in the Darnley area of Glasgow, is the main storage facility for Glasgow’s art and artefacts when they are not on display in the city’s Museums and Galleries. The Facility, which accommodates around 1.4 Million artefacts, incorporates “The Open Museum”, a Community Outreach Service which brings the City’s collections out to the people of Glasgow.

 

The Resource Centre is open to the Public and offers a wide range of tours, talks and workshops allowing members of the community to explore the collections.

 

CBC completed Phase 1 of the GMRC, which comprised the construction of 70,000ft2 of space – including the Open Museum Accommodation, and were subsequently awarded the Contract for Phase 2, which provides a further 95,000 ft2 over three floors.

 

The 2nd Phase of the development was undertaken after the opening of the initial stage, and was completed while phase 1 remained fully operational. Exhaustive measures were implemented to ensure minimum disruption was caused to the operational requirements of the facility.

 

The Project involved the construction of 17 bespoke climate controlled pods, which provides specialist storage accommodation for exhibits designed to conserve fragile, important and valuable artefacts. A complex, state of the art BMS was also installed in the facility. This type of system, which had only ever been installed in the British Museum in London, allows temperature, light and humidity to be controlled and managed from a central point,t with the ability to vary conditions in each separate Pod. 

 

In addition to the racking and extensive storage facility, the Resource Centre also incorporates laboratory and workshop space including restoration and imaging areas for intricate restoration work, exhibit areas, purpose built classrooms & teaching areas and office space.

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