The first images can today be revealed of how Aberdeen Art Gallery will look when work is completed.
The £30 million renovations includes modern digital displays, a new and improved war memorial area, a whole floor of new space for artwork, dedicated children’s educational spaces and more.
The ambitious scheme will include 21 new gallery spaces, an area for artists in residence and a dedicated community gallery to exhibit more of Aberdeen’s art hoard – most of which is currently being held in storage – than ever before.
Visitors will also be able to make the most of the city’s granite skyline from a new rooftop viewpoint.
The council has already secured £20.5m of the funding – £10m from its own non-housing capital fund, £10m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £500,000 from donors.
But now council leaders have asked residents, philanthropists and businesses from across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and further afield to get involved and stake their claim in the new Aberdeen Art Gallery through donations and sponsorship to raise the final £9.5m required.
For those interested in donating, visit www.aagm.co.uk/donate or call 01224 523670.