Nelson's Suter Art Gallery redevelopment on track for October opening
"... One of New Zealand's oldest galleries, built in 1899, the original facade is still visible in the foyer through high windows.
The entrance, once hidden behind the reception wall is on show again, with the original window frames painted in "Nelson Red".
The matai floorboards are another feature that have been retained. They were lifted to allow for earthquake strengthening before being lowered again.
"We really wanted to keep the floor," Catchpole said. "It has had people walking on it for 117 years."