I went upstairs to the Sketch Galleries today to see the progress being made in the transformation of these spaces; it is pretty chilly as the heating has been isolated, so I was glad of my scarf and gloves; the carpenters all look very well insulated. The galleries are emerging gradually from their building site stage and you can now begin to get an inkling of the wonderful spaces they will become for displaying key items from the collection . The oak floorboards are partially re-laid (over the maze of new heating and electricity cables and piping) and sanded and you can smell the fresh paint of the huge newly-revealed lantern over the Oak Stairs – an extraordinary sight to see after being concealed for so long. I am pleased to see where we have got to so far – it’s not long till we open again for the 2010 season!

Sarah Montgomery

General Manager

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