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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shakespeare room rebuilt for new Birmingham library (UK)

Shakespeare room rebuilt for new Birmingham library (UK)A wood-panelled room originally built to house Birmingham's Shakespeare collection in the late 19th Century will take pride of place in the city's new library. Built in 1882, the room was designed to reflect the Elizabethan age as a tribute to the playwright and poet. Now it will be carefully taken apart piece by piece and rebuilt in a rotunda at the top of the new library in Centenary Square. The new building is due to open in 2013. Originally designed by John Henry Chamberlain for Birmingham's Victorian Central Library, the Shakespeare Memorial Room features carvings, marquetry and metalwork representing birds, flowers and foliage

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