Find out the latest news about the project
Ahmadzia Bakhtyari has been hard at work making kites which will go into our World Gallery.
Building works start on restoring natural light to the gallery.
Contractors restoring the roof penthouses.
Read a blog from Anthropology Curator, Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, about her research trip to Lagos to find inspiration for the World Gallery installations, or discover the new additions we found when de-installing a shrine.
Scafolding has been erected in the South Hall Gallery to work on restoring natural light in the space.
Architectural contractors have taken over the Centenary and South Hall Galleries to start site works.
Watch a time-lapse video of objects being removed from the Centenary Gallery and read about how you move over 1000 objects.
19 September 2016
The African Worlds and Centenary Galleries have now closed.
6 May 2016
Plans to create a World Gallery at the Horniman have received the green light, thanks to confirmed funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). HLF has awarded £3.3m to the project, which will also fund a learning and engagement programme. The Horniman is raising a further £1.3m of funding to complete the project.
The new World Gallery will open in 2018 alongside a studio, home to a cutting-edge programme of performances and exhibitions inspired by the Horniman’s internationally important collections.