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- After 10 January 2016 Leeds Art Gallery will close its doors for approximately a year, in order to carry out essential repairs to the original roof of the historic Victorian building. During the year, the gallery will maintain an active profile through extensive loans from its art collections and seek to engage audiences through external programmes. Over 150 paintings and sculptures from the gallery’s nationally Designated art collections will go on loan to over 70 international, national and regional venues. During this period learning and engagement activity will carry on off-site, whilst The Picture Library will continue to be available to the public, allowing Yorkshire residents to enjoy a celebrated work of art within their own home, and a number of collection research projects will be conducted throughout the year. Leeds Art Gallery will reopen in spring 2017 with an ambitious programme, including exhibitions and displays across the entire gallery, showcasing highlights from the nationally designated collection.