Architects Andrew Clancy and Colin Moore of Clancy Moore Architects of County Cork were given the task of reimagining the room. Many factors had to be considered when changing the room. Te museum wanted a welcoming space, with the requirement to facilitate many activities and a variety of visitors coming into the space. Prior to this, the room was used for workshops and had large, dark units obscuring much of the walls and taking up far too much space. With task in mind, the biggest change was to the furniture and the lighting. Te old dark furniture was replaced, apart from the hand-carved door and the equally intricate wooden fireplace–the curators take great pride in these legacy features.
Te furniture is now made of solid oak made by crafts people in Cork. Tey made sure the materials in this room connect with the rest of the collection in the gallery space. Tese purposeful crafts are made of indigenous materials such as solid oak and the copper used