Collections' management hub
The British Museum is one of the few museums in the world that does not have a dedicated loading bay for the receipt and dispatch of objects.
Within the new Centre, objects will be managed centrally, allowing the safer and more efficient transfer of the many thousands of objects brought into and sent out of the Museum each year.
A bespoke truck lift accessed from Montague Place will facilitate the transfer of objects both into the new Centre, and within it.
Secure loading bays will provide direct access to the new special exhibitions gallery, conservation and science and to the rest of the Museum.
In recent years the Museum has sought to ensure that it provides the greatest possible access to the collection by increasing the number of touring exhibitions and loans it makes to other venues both nationally and internationally. These facilities will enable the Museum to further develop and grow this programme of activity.