The Pontus Hultén Study Gallery
The Study Gallery is a two floor storage system for art, open to the public. It is based on a concept invented by Pontus Hultén, Moderna Museet director 1960-1973, and the architect Renzo Piano. The idea is to increase the number of works in the collection accessible to visitors and researchers. Parts of the Pontus Hultén collection will be on display here, along with other donations.
A purpose-built mechanical device is installed to move, between floors 3 and 2, some 30 screens displaying two dimensional artworks. The Study Gallery also includes a number of sculptures and objects, along with films and information about the museum collection.
The concept of a public storage system for art has been discussed by Hultén and Piano in connection to other projects, and the Moderna Museet can now proudly present its implementation.
During The Study Gallery opening hours, 1-3.30 PM Tuesday-Sunday, the screen system is operated with assistance from museum staff. The Study Gallery will also be open for researchers by appointment, and features a reference library with research facilities.
Building and installation are handled by the National Property Board and White Arkitekter AB in consultation with Moderna Museet and the RPBW Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris. The interiors are created by RPBW in consultation with Moderna Museet.
The Pontus Hultén Study Gallery is sponsored by the Friends of Moderna Museet.
Responsible curator: Cecilia Widenheim, Moderna Museet, email@example.com