From Monday 23 August until Wednesday 29 September, The Long Gallery will be closed to the public. This is to allow for the installation of the Turner Prize 2021. Several works from The Long Gallery will be moved to new locations. Some works will go into storage while the space is being used for the Turner Prize 2021.
As part of our preparations for City Of Culture 2021, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has redeveloped several gallery spaces. The works mean that some objects are no longer on permanent display, but it also provides an opportunity to display more of our artworks and ensure we are able to deliver exhibitions of an even higher standard moving forward.
The following closures have taken place:
- What’s In Store Gallery permanently closed in January 2020
- Elements Gallery permanently closed in March 2020
- Art Since 1900 Gallery permanently closed in March 2020
- Connected Gallery permanently closed in August 2020
- Sculpture Gallery is now called Long Gallery.
The repurposing carried out by Coventry-based Deeley Construction is now complete – just in time for the lightening of Covid-19 restrictions and the city’s year in the cultural spotlight.
The Herbert will host several highlights of the year long programme, including the prestigious Turner Prize – one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the world.
The investment and improvements to the Herbert, supported by the Cultural Capital Investment Fund which is resourced by Coventry City Council and Arts Council England, will enhance the visitor experience during UK City of Culture and beyond.
Find out more about the changes to the gallery.