Wolverhampton Art Gallery's Georgian Room will temporarily close on Monday (25 September) to undergo major refurbishment for the first time in 30 years.

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It is part of the ongoing improvement works to the city's popular Lichfield Street gallery.

The room is expected to re-open at the end of October and artist's impressions have been revealed to show how it will look.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The improvements will enhance the visitor experience and allow the room to be used to its full potential in the future.

"We apologise for any disruption or inconvenience caused to visitors during these works."

The improvements include new carpet, wallpaper and furnishings kept within the Georgian theme.

The PA system and Wi-Fi connectivity will also be improved.

The art work currently on display in the Georgian Room will go into specialist storage and will be back on display when the room re-opens. 

The surrounding gallery rooms will remain open to visitors while the works are taking place. 

  • released: Friday 22 September, 2017