Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects
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Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

Situated in a village in the Sussex South Downs, the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft holds an important collection of work by the artists and craftspeople who made Ditchling a creative hub in the 20th century.

Architects: Adam Richards Architects
Location: Ditchling, East Sussex, England
Photography: Brotherton–Lock, Marc Atkins for Art Fund

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

The major refurbishment project includes a new entrance & shop for the museum, designed by London-based architectural firm Adam Richards Architects, the new space allowing the collections to be set against the backdrop of where they were created.

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

The principal new building on the site is constructed using engineered timber and clad with black zinc, providing a new gallery and collection store.

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects

© Brotherton–Lock

Inspiration from architect:

The culmination of our designs for the museum is a gallery to exhibit the Stanhope Press. Used to disseminate the ideas of Gill & his followers, this still-working printing press is placed at the end of a chapel-like space, surrounded by displays of works-on-paper.


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