HC Deb 17 February 1914 vol 58 c781W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the keepers and heads of departments were consulted as to the special requirements of the respective collections under their charge before the plans for the present additions to the British Museum were passed; whether these plans were examined and passed by the trustees or the Office of Works in consultation with the different keepers as suitable and adequate; and, if so, whether any changes in plans have had to be carried out since the building was virtually finished?


There has been constant communication between the trustees, the Office of Works, the architect, and the officers concerned, both as to the general plans for the building and as to the design and arrangement of the fittings to suit the requirements of the several departments. No material alterations have been made in the plans since their approval by the trustees, but the addition of better access to one of the public galleries is Contemplated.