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Chipperfield picked to draw up Minneapolis Institute of Art masterplan

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The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has appointed David Chipperfield Architects to draw up a masterplan for the museum 

According to the Mia, the masterplan will form a ‘long-range plan’ for the institute’s ‘future growth and development’, providing a framework to address several pressing issues including improved parking, extra art storage space, and public spaces.

The plan will also ‘consider potential opportunities’, such as refurbishing the museum’s restaurant and auditorium.

Mia director and president Kaywin Feldman said: ‘Mia has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with repeated record-setting visitor numbers. Our growing collections, innovative exhibitions, and accessible public programmes have fuelled this growth, and we want to ensure we have the facilities needed to provide inspiring visitor experiences as we embrace an ever-broadening, diverse audience.

‘We are confident that David Chipperfield Architects’ impressive track record and clear understanding of our museum’s needs will help us achieve this goal.’

Chipperfield is currently working on a number of museum schemes including a new entrance building to Berlin’s Museum Island; the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie, also in Berlin; and the contentious £68 million refurbishment of the Haus der Kunst in Munich. 

In 2015, he was appointed to design the new south-west wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, however this project has reportedly been put on hold



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