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In pictures: Middlesbrough modern art gallery Mima turns 10

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Image caption Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Mima) opened on 27 January 2007

An art museum built on a car park is celebrating its 10th birthday.

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Mima) opened on 27 January 2007 since when it has hosted hundreds of artists.

The institution has more than 2,500 artworks in its collection including LS Lowry's 1959 painting The Old Town Hall and St Hilda's Church.

In 2009, then-Top Gear trio Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson staged a motor-related exhibition at Mima.

To celebrate its anniversary, Mima has launched a permanent Middlesbrough Collection featuring work chosen by the public.

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Image caption Mima was built on a car park in Middlesbrough
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Image caption Mima opened in 2007
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Image caption Mima claimed it has had one million visitors since it opened
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Image caption The World Exposition of Art and Technology was held at Mima in 2016
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Image caption Mima has hosted a variety of artforms
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Image caption Its most famous work is LS Lowry's 1959-painting The Old Town Hall and St Hilda's Church
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Image caption To mark its anniversary, Mima is launching a permanent exhibition of work chosen by the public
Image caption In 2009 Top Gear staged a motoring exhibition at Mima which was used as part of the TV show
Image caption Top Gear claimed to have attracted 15,000 visitors to Mima

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