Issue details

OD/16/66 Wolsey Art Gallery temporary closure

In preparation for the upcoming exhibition of Wolsey’s Angels, the Wolsey Art Gallery will need to be temporarily closed between Tuesday 26th September and Friday 13th October 2017. It will reopen to visitors on Saturday 14th October, 10am. This exhibition includes significant loans as well as showcasing IBC’s own collection.


The temporary gallery closure is required for the following reasons:

1.    The closure of the gallery is required to meet the loan agreements we have with lending bodies.

2.    A number of artworks in the Ipswich Borough Council’s 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.

3.    Internal layout of the gallery needs to be altered to accommodate the exhibition. Closure of the gallery will enable this work to be undertaken to a high standard and to maintain the safety of visitors.

4.    The exhibition will accommodate approximately 50% of the floor area of the Wolsey Art Gallery so will require the allocated time to complete.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/02/2017

Decision due: 7 Feb 2017 by Officer Decision