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by Joanna Johnson (subscribe)
Joanna adores spending her time visiting Melbourne's quirky events and expos. Being a marketing specialists, she works with a leading commercial cleaning company in Melbourne.
Published April 28th 2014
Can A Museum in Sydney Become This Summer's Hotspot?
The former building of the Maritime Services Board, know as the Museum of Contemporary Art, had traversed a great renovation process which transformed it into the iconic building we recognise today. Yet, until the outset of its monumental restoration in 2010, the premise arouse nothing more than shivering indifference in its visitors.

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The Outset of The Renovation Process of MCA

MCA's director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, decided to break the boundaries of the demanding, conservative look of the edifice, giving it a more aesthetic feel. Along with the many blemishes, which spoiled exterior, the restoration comprised important structural discrepancies which caused confusion in guest. The undersized entrance located on two different floor levels which clogged up large visitant groups and the inconvenient access route for disabled people are just the beginning of a long list of aggravations which had to be taken care of along the way, giving it a more aesthetic look

Preceded by years of planning, the two international design competitions kicked off a massive renewal and reconstruction process which shifted its ambience, breathing in an atmosphere of classic modernism. The high rise window facade adopted a more stylish appearance making way for a better-outlined exhibition area.

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Features and Places to Visit

After a prompt inspection and throughout cleanup, the vogued up museum opened doors this March revealing its true beauty to art appraisers and visiting groups. Presenting a whole new high-tech education centre, a 120-seat lecture forecourt and a sculpture terrace, the conjoined-twin sandstone building became a striking addition to the famous waterfront address. Its Art-Deco design gently refracts the exterior of the remarkable Empire State Building through the prism of the international adaptive style and reveals the traditional elegance of Australian architecture.

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Projects and Events in MCA this Summer

Hosting some of the most exquisite exhibitions in the country, MCA enjoys the thriving interest of both locals and tourists. Tickling with anticipation, the art-inclined Sydney visitors are able to experience first-person some of the best exhibit projects in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring the 19th Biennale of Sydney on 9 June 2014, the fashion edition of The Artbar on 2 May 2014, Volume One of the MCA Collection and many more, the newly-renovated museum is expected to be one of the hot-spots of Sydney this Summer.

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When: Opening Hours: MON-WED: 10am-5pm; THUR: 10am-9pm; FRI-SUN: 10am-5pm
Phone: 61 2 9245 2400
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (MCA)
Cost: Free
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