Eurocoms have been chosen to install a new ICT infrastructure at the prestigious York Art Gallery.

York Art Gallery’s collection of paintings spans more than 600 years and works range from 14th century Italian panels and 17th century Dutch masterpieces to Victorian narrative paintings and 20th century works.

The building which houses the gallery opened its doors to the public in 1879 for the second Yorkshire Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition, inspired by the Great Exhibition in London of 1851. In 1892 it became the City Art Gallery.

Working with the main M&E contractor, Eurocoms will be installing a new Brand-Rex CAT6A copper system with the Brand-Rex Blolite blown fibre system proposed for the backbone cabinet links due to the sensitivity of the building.

The project is due for completion in Spring 2015 and will open again with 60 per cent more exhibition space.