Interior Fitout – Conservation Store
The rails for the roller racking system are installed in the conservation store.
Expanded foam insulation (pink) followed by a steel reinforcing mat is nailed to the floor to form the base for the plastic underfloor heating pipes and the floor screed. The hot water distribution system is shown to the right.
All interior and exterior doors and windows are constructed from English oak.
Lighting and electrics are operational and the floors are painted in the conservation store….
…. and the curators office and conservation area.
Roller racking is installed.
And the collection starts to arrive and is installed in its proper place.
The furniture and the curator Julian Bell arrive in the newly named Mitford Foulerton Studio
and work on the collection begins in earnest…
Interior Fitout – Workshop Space
Gas fired space heaters are installed in the roof of the gridshell
The scaffolding is removed and we have the first glimpse of this amazing structure from the inside.
The classroom and the workshop (not shown) take shape under the gridshell.
The lower sections are infilled with softwood panelling.
Detail of the classroom and workshop roof construction
Storage platform above the classroom
The flooring consists of a layer of ply then sacrificial ash planks laid over the original timber deck.
The interior of the workshop space is completed and handed over to the Museum