Reynolds-Alberta Museum receives $39.5 million from province

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum has been allocated $39.5 million dollars of the province’s budget, allowing it to begin...

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum has been allocated $39.5 million dollars of the province’s budget, allowing it to begin a three-year capital project for a new warehouse on site.

The warehouse is a completely new establishment that will increase storage space at the museum, in addition to the warehouse already used by the provincial facility.

“We’re very fortunate to have been allocated funds in the 2017 budget,” said Cynthia Blackmore, head of marketing and communications.

“This year there will be money allocated to the planning process,” she added.

The allocation of the funds was announced the same day the budget dropped, and Blackmore says the new space, once completed, will be used to house artifacts belonging to the museum.

The warehouse will also be open to the public, allowing them a glimpse a treasurers they would not normally have an opportunity to view, says Blackmore.

Over the past several years Blackmore says the need for another warehouse had quickly become evident.

“As our collection grew over the last number of years we found our space becoming more and more limited,” said Blackmore.

The funds, and ability to construct the warehouse over the nest three years come in the year of the museum’s 25th anniversary year. More information on the 25 anniversary will become available throughout the year as the museum moves toward its September celebration.

 

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