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  ‘The acquisition of the Library extends the Gallery’s claim to be the East End’s crucible of contemporary art.’ The Financial Times

The Whitechapel is embarking on the most exciting phase in its 100-year history: an ambitious £10 million expansion. By incorporating the former Passmore Edwards Library, the Gallery will double in size.

The Whitechapel Project will:

Ensure the Whitechapel’s international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence for contemporary and modern art by increasing gallery space by 78%

Give the people of London more opportunities for learning by trebling training and education space

Celebrate Londoners’ hidden histories by animating the Gallery’s historically important archive

Bring light and life to the East End through the year-round opening of a landmark cultural destination

Create prosperity in the local community by attracting more visitors each year

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