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Horniman museum has designs on modernisation

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Design teams are being invited to blend in changes to a world culture museum built in Edwardian times. The winner will make£8 million of links and modifications to galleries and learning areas in London's Horniman Museum. The library and lecture halls are listed Grade II* and the building was finished in 1910 by Charles Harrison Townsend. Later additions made in the 1960s are to be knocked down to make way for exhibition and education spaces.

The winning team will work up a scheme to riba stage D and it is hoped that two-thirds of the money will come from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Applications must be received by 9 May 1998 and a decision is expected around August. Tel: 0181 699 1872.

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