Plans for expansion at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art

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Plans for expansion at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art

Plans for expansion at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art

David Walsh, the owner of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has announced plans to add a multi-million dollar expansion to the site, set to cost more than the museum itself.

David Walsh, the owner of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has announced plans to add a multi-million dollar expansion to the site, set to cost more than the museum itself.

In a blog post, Walsh detailed the plans, which will include an extension to the gallery, a playground, a 160-room hotel, and a casino.

MONA’s extension will feature a tunnel with a cantilevered end extending 20 metres out over the River Derwent. This extension will house four James Turrell works, along with a bar and a restaurant.

Another tunnel will lead towards the winery, yet conclude at a dead end. Walsh plans for the dead end to eventually open up into another even larger extension, to potentially be constructed further down the track.

“If it [the second extension] never gets built, the tunnel to nowhere might well cause some wild speculation on the part of future archeologists. Aliens will have been involved in some capacity, I’m sure,” Walsh joked.

On top of this extension are plans for a playground by Japanese textile artist Toshiko MacAdam. MacAdam is known for her large-scale structures comprised predominantly of crocheted and knitted nylon. A second playground will be designed by Tom Otterness. […]

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