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Find out the latest news about the project

February 2018

Installation continues and our Collections Team tell us what that means for them.

January 2018

Site handed back to the Horniman. Install of objects begins.

December 2017

Scaffolding comes down from the roof.

November 2017

The World Gallery crowdfunder closed having raised £25,957 from 310 supporters in 42 days.

September 2017

The World Gallery crowdfunder has launched - donate to the crowdfunder - crowdfunder.co.uk/worldgallery

August 2017

Display cabinets are starting to be installed.

June 2017

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.

May 2017

Contractors restoring the roof penthouses.

March 2017

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.

February 2017

Scafolding has been erected in the South Hall Gallery to work on restoring natural light in the space.

November 2016 

Architectural contractors have taken over the Centenary and South Hall Galleries to start site works. 

October 2016

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.