We were so excited by the presence of an enormous crane on site this morning, but nowhere near as excited as Collections Manager, Charlotte Dando, when she got a first glimpse of the new archive complete with concrete roof this afternoon. Museum staff were able to see the giant crane (which can often be seen working at Falmouth docks) moving huge concrete slabs into place, forming the roof of the new archive. This afternoon, the Midas site management team were happy to give members of the Museum team and architects Long & Kentish a preview of the new archive space.
The new build is due for completion in 2013 when the archive will decant its objects and documents into the new bespoke space. A new flexible learning space will be housed in the same building, which sits adjacent to the main Museum building, Eastern House.
Craning the final concrete slab into position.
A perfect fit!
Museum staff and architects Long & Kentish inspect the archive space
Looking back from the new archive & learning centre towards the main Museum building, Eastern House. Collections Manager Charlotte Dando (left) and Development Project Manager Henrietta Boex discuss progress.