Children's Space Development for Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Oct, 12 2020
We should never assume an established building caters only for adults. The needs of our younger ones has to be met and this was further realised by a recent agreement in Lancashire.
The Harris Charity has made an excess of £150,000 towards a new Children’s Space at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, as part of the city centre venue’s £10m development plans.
It will be designed to enhance the overall look of the children’s library space and make it more accessible for school groups and families.
The new space will offer the following:-
- Children’s books
- Art and history objects from the museum collections
- Inventive and playful interpretation
- Digital access.
The grant is being made to the Friends of the Harris charity, which supports the museum, art gallery and library’s service to the public.
Greta Krypczyk-Oddy, Chair of the Friends of the Harris expressed these words of joy in response to the good news,
“The Harris Charity are making a huge difference for Preston children by helping the Harris to create a fantastic new space for families and schools. We are very grateful to the Harris Charity trustees who will help to revitalise the Grade I listed Harris for the next 100 years, with spaces and services which meet the needs of Preston people. All of the money that we raise locally helps us to generate larger national grants which will ensure the full £10 million #HarrisYourPlace project goes ahead. This grant is a huge step forward.”
The new development is scheduled to open in 2024 following a two year construction period during which the library service and family activities will be delivered around the city.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger