A multimillion dollar expansion has been announced for the Polk Museum of Art in Florida.

At a cost of $6 million dollars (£4.5 million pounds), the Florida Southern Council will fund its expansion and renovation, which consists of increasing the Museum’s space by 10,000 square feet over two-storeys.

A new entrance, laboratory zone, multipurpose exhibition spaces, classrooms and increasing the Museum’s principal gallery three-fold are some of the upgrades in the pipeline.

It is a cosmetic upgrade marrying the old and the new for a building which originally opened in 1988. The changes will give the Polk Museum of Art further scope to exhibit its articles, which houses at present 2800 artworks.

Construction of the project is slated for later this year, with a completion date set for spring 2024.