The reopening of the revamped Aberdeen Art Gallery has been delayed again until autumn next year, the Evening Express can reveal.
The gallery, Cowdray Hall and the Remembrance Hall – which are currently closed as part of a major £30 million redevelopment – was already delayed and expected to open late this year or early next year.
But the Evening Express can reveal today the facility won’t open until autumn 2019 with completion of the construction works expected in the coming weeks.
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Cllr Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokesperson, said: “Completion of the construction works at Aberdeen Art Gallery is expected in the coming weeks, which will allow the extensive fit-out to begin to prepare for the return of the collections.
“It is expected that the new art gallery will be open to the public in autumn 2019, marking the completion of the landmark redevelopment of one of the city’s most significant historic buildings.
“This once in a generation project is creating a world class visitor attraction which will bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to Aberdeen and be an integral part of the growing tourism and cultural offering which underpins the Regional Economic Strategy.”