Serpentine Gallery Announces A New Public Gallery for London

. November 3, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Serpentine Gallery has appointed Zaha Hadid to renovate The Magazine building in Kensington Gardens into a new cultural venue.

The new gallery, about the same size as the Serpentine Gallery’s present main space, is expected to open in in 2012 and will be called the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Mark Camley, the chief executive of The Royal Parks, predicted the Serpentine Sackler Gallery would become “an exciting new cultural destination”.

“We are delighted to bring this unique listed building into public use for the first time,” he said.

“Income generated from the licence will be invested back into the Royal Parks for everyone to enjoy.”

The building held Army supplies for about 200 years after its construction in 1765, recently it has been used for storage.

Image: The Royal Parks Magazine Building, to become The Serpentine Sackler Gallery Kensington Gardens, London Photo: John Offenbach © The Royal Parks and Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. Its Exhibition, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes attracts up to 800,000 visitors in any one year and admission is free.

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