The famed architecture and design collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York may not return to their permanent gallery space following renovations being undertaken at the globally renowned institution.

As part of an ongoing renovation schedule, MoMA has closed down the third-floor galleries, which are dedicated to design, architecture, drawing and photography. The redesign led by New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro will involve the reconfiguration of the dedicated third-floor spaces into two new galleries that will host temporary exhibitions.

The MoMA has refused to confirm whether the new galleries would include a permanent space for the design and architecture collection which has some 2470 architecture pieces, 270 architecture and design photographs and nearly 10,000 design exhibits. 

Image: The Museum of Modern Art in New York