Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Great Court, British Museum




The Great Court is a covered square at the centre of the British Museum. It opened in December 2000 with a fabulous roof of glass and steel construction consisting of 1656 uniquely shaped glass panes. Designed by Foster and Partners, it is the largest covered square in Europe and at the centre of the Great Court is the Reading Room vacated by the British Library. This Reading Room is now open to any member of the public who wishes to read there. I looked around in awe at the mix of modern and classical while sipping tea and munching cookies at the cafe of the Great Court. It was a nice moment to savour.

1 comment:

Ruth Cans said...

The Trust has played, and continues to play, a very significant part in the establishment and development of some 136 such museums in the United Kingdom today. They are as varied and individual as the regiments they represent. A visit to any of them will produce evidence of the Trust's activities:
Check British Army Records for more information.