We need more space!
With over 40,000 visitors a year, the activities in the gallery – the embroidery display, guest exhibitions, workshops and talks all fight for the same space and it is increasingly difficult to accommodate visiting groups. Added to this, the sound from the Café on busy days encroaches into the gallery.
Our plans will transform the Gallery into a two-level exhibition and workshop space each with distinct areas enhancing the visitor experience. It will contain light and glass, and will provide visitors with the space we presently lack. Planning permission has been secured for the expansion which has the full support of Spelthorne Council and other bodies and is illustrated above.
The integration of the Diana Springall Collection showcasing embroidery as a fine art, will enable us to create a ‘National Centre for Embroidery’ in Sunbury offering a valuable resource and study centre close to London and to world-leading educational institutions such as the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court educating, informing and inspiring visitors of all ages.
An interactive multimedia exhibit will enable visitors to enhance their appreciation of the content and context of the Millennium Embroidery and increase insight into the architecture, environment, flora, fauna and cultural heritage of the village and surrounding area.
To build this we need to raise £2.25m, an investment which will repay itself many times over in the Gallery’s ability to enhance people’s lives.
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