Cheltenham's Museum and Art Gallery is to be rebranded as The Wilson.
The building in Clarence Street is due to re-open on 5 October following a £6.3m refurbishment over the past 18 months. The Summerfield Trust awarded a special one-off grant of £750,000 in 2009 towards the cost of the project.
The new name is inspired by explorer Dr Edward Wilson, who was born in the town and who died on Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912.
The Trustees visited the site on 12th September to view the progress of the building works and the new Summerfield Gallery.
“The new building will transform Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, allowing for improved access and enhanced opportunities for the display of its locally, regionally, nationally and internationally important art and heritage collections. Treasures from our collections will come into the public view for the first time, whilst the new galleries will enable Cheltenham to become a major venue for national and international touring exhibitions. Our aim is to become a cultural hub for the town - a place where everyone (of all ages) is welcome.” - Jane Lillystone, Museum Arts & Tourism Manager.
Trustees Edward Gillespie, Anthony McClaran, James Millar and Trust Administrator Lavinia Sidgwick visit the new Summerfield Gallery at the refurbished Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum on 12th September 2013.