2007 Long List
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Short List 2007

These are the four museum and gallery projects selected by our judges as finalists for the 2007 Prize.

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New Century Project, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
The Kelvingrove New Century Project has been a £28m restoration and re-display of Glasgow’s 100 year old civic art gallery and museum, creating a universal museum for the 21st century. Landscaping has re-integrated the museum within its parkland setting, display space has been expanded, and staff have taken a completely fresh approach to the display of Glasgow’s rich and varied collections.  
 
Kew Palace, Historic Royal Palaces, London
King George III’s country retreat, Kew Palace, reopened in Spring 2006 following a £6.6 million conservation and re-presentation project by the independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces. Personal and poignant possessions of George III and his family are displayed inside this unique domestic Royal residence, faithfully redecorated and furnished as the Royal family would have enjoyed it in early 1800.  
 
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex
Pallant House Gallery holds one of the best collections of Modern British art in the world. Established in a Grade 1 listed Queen Anne townhouse in 1982, the Gallery has now been extended with a contemporary building designed by Long & Kentish, in association with Prof. Sir Colin St John Wilson. Seventeen galleries now enable the collection, and the Gallery’s regular programme of temporary exhibitions, to be shown to their best advantage.  
 
Weston Park Museum, Sheffield Galleries & Museums, Sheffield
The redevelopment of Weston Park Museum has brought fresh life to a much-loved Victorian treasure house. Engaging new displays highlight the best from Sheffield’s extraordinary archaeology, natural and social history, visual and decorative art collections. The Museum opened in October 2006 with an astonishing 55,000 people visiting in the first 15 days of opening.  
 

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