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A great row is brewing Down Under concerning the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, where planned changes by Andrew Andersons of PTW do not meet with the approval of the 85-year-old original architect, Col Madigan.

According to the Australian newspaper, Madigan has to be consulted on changes under moral-rights legislation passed in 2000. Despite endless meetings Madigan, whose original design is based on his 'personal philosophy, a theology almost, of creative evolution, an arcane reading of Plato, Darwin and George Bernard Shaw', will not accept changes that will turn the building back to front.

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