In January 2007 the museum unveiled its exciting new displays, inviting the public to renew its acquaintance with the museum’s masterpieces including old-master paintings and sculpture, prints and drawings, modern and contemporary art and applied arts and design. The chronological and thematic displays were punctuated with three interventions by contemporary artists.
On Tuesday 11 November 2008 the museum began installing 'The Collection Two', the new hang of the permanent collection. During the installation various galleries were gradually being closed. 'The Collection Two' opened on Saturday 17 January 2009 when a new selection of the museum’s rich collection could be admired.