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The British Museum unveiled the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC) in 2014, supported in part by a significant legacy left to the Museum by Florence Cameron-Coles.
Florence Cameron-Coles' legacy
Located in the north-west corner of the Bloomsbury site, the WCEC was one of the largest redevelopment projects in the Museum's history. In addition to housing the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery, the Centre provides state-of-the-art laboratories and studios for conservation and scientific research and world-class collection stores.
Mrs Cameron-Coles had a keen interest in conserving the Museum's collections, which was honoured by allocating her bequest to the building of the WCEC. Her great generosity is acknowledged at the entrance to the centre near the North stairs, alongside the names of other major benefactors.
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