Ancient and modern collide

COLCHESTER’S firstsite gallery is finally to re-open at the end of September in a new £24 million building.

The gold-clad, crescentshaped gallery has been designed to reference the Roman heritage of the town, having been constructed around its Berryfield Roman Mosaic, which dates from approximately AD200.
The ancient mosaic artwork formed part of a Roman townhouse discovered in 1923, and has now been restored and sited in its original home. It will be firstsite’s only permanent exhibit.
As well as exhibition spaces showing contemporary art, the new building contains a daytime café and evening restaurant with a terrace overlooking a new public park, a shop selling gifts and souvenirs and a 200-seat auditorium.
Entry to firstsite will be free of charge.

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