Museums United Kingdom

£2.3m extension for English arts and crafts museum

Regional space focuses on artists that worked in the Sussex village at the turn of the century

The Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, in the southeast of England, reopened on 20 September with a new extension, after a three-year closure. The museum presents the work of artists and craftsmen associated with the Sussex village: Eric Gill moved to Ditchling in 1907, followed by Frank Brangwyn, the calligrapher Edward Johnston, the painter and printmaker David Jones and wood-engraver Edgar Holloway.

The museum opened in 1985. Designed by Adam Richards Architects, the extension links the original museum (a former Victorian school) to a small 18th-century lodge. The Heritage Lottery Fund contributed £1.4m towards the £2.3m building costs.

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