The Friends of The French Institute

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Until 2016, the Institut francais du Royaume-Uni iworked on a major renovation project of the multimedia library. The aim was to enhance the various areas and specialised collections, upgrade the equipment and put in place a library tailored to the needs of current and future users.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069116)

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Situation

In the digital age and with the rise of social media, La Médiathèque has transformed to adapt to more technologically savvy and demanding audiences. The Institut francais du Royaume-Uni has also succeeded its Art Deco heritage and renovate its listed grade II reading room. We have now reached the intended £1.7M target.

Solution

The renovation ihappened between 2014 and 2016. 3 stepswere scheduled: 1- Renovating the Art Deco Reading Room, a jewel of cultural heritage that has been restored and embellished in 2014. 2- Turning the Children’s Library into an innovative centre for language and educational resources designed for 0-12 y.o. and families. It became the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake in 2015. 3- Creating a hub for study and discovery with technological equipment. This last step was completed during summer 2016.