Decision details

OD/17/90 Temporary Closure of Wolsey Art Gallery

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Ipswich Borough Council will be closing the Wolsey Art Gallery from Monday 23rd April – Tuesday 8th May 2018.


The Wolsey Art Gallery will reopen on Wednesday 9th May 2018


The temporary gallery closure is required for the following reasons:


1. The Wolsey’s Angels exhibition will have come to an end.

2. The closure of the gallery is required to safely remove the collections we have on loan.

3. A number of artworks in the Ipswich Borough Councils collections will need to be rehung elsewhere in the gallery. Closure of the gallery will ensure the security of the artworks and museum staff at this time.

4. The rehang of works will accommodate approximately 70% of the floor area of the Wolsey Art Gallery so will require the allocated time to complete.

5. Temporary structures will be removed from the gallery as part of the redisplay. Closure of the gallery enables the removal of the temporary structures to be delivered efficiently and safely.

Publication date: 05/04/2018

Date of decision: 29/03/2018

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