NBM Unveils Research and Collections Center as Progress Continues on Revitalization Project

Saint John, NB — The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) announces the opening of its state-of-the-art research and collections center, representing a crucial step towards the Revitalize NBM project, which is set to redefine the region’s cultural landscape. 

“The opening of this new facility creates the space we need to move our collections out of our existing locations – in particular Douglas Avenue – in preparation for the construction phase of the project,” says William Forrestall, Interim Chair of the Board of the New Brunswick Museum. 

Located at 228 Lancaster Avenue, the research and collections center exemplifies the NBM’s unwavering commitment to preserving and stewarding the rich cultural heritage of New Brunswick. The facility provides optimal environmental conditions for safeguarding priceless artifacts. From state-of-the-art preservation systems to top-tier security measures, each element has been carefully designed to meet the highest standards in conservation. 

“The diligent efforts and meticulous care exhibited by museum staff in orchestrating the precise movement, cataloging and storage of artifacts is a testament to their dedication,” said Forrestall. “As we prepare for the Revitalization project, every artifact is handled with utmost care, ensuring its preservation for the enjoyment of future museum-goers and New Brunswickers of all ages. The commitment of our staff underscores our collective responsibility to safeguard and pass on the rich cultural legacy of our community.” 

This latest development represents a significant enhancement in the NBM’s capacity for artifact preservation and paves the way for the much-anticipated Revitalization project. The facility’s innovative features and its integral role in the broader project contributes to the NBM’s ability to serve as a custodian of New Brunswick’s cultural heritage. 

For more information about the New Brunswick Museum and to stay updated on the latest developments, please visit RevitalizeNBM.ca. 


About New Brunswick Museum 

The New Brunswick Museum is the oldest continuing museum in Canada, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich history, art, and natural heritage of New Brunswick. With a commitment to education, research, and community engagement, the NBM serves as a 

hub for exploration, learning, and appreciation of New Brunswick’s vibrant past and present. To learn more, visit nbm-mnb.ca

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Vanessa Burley

Duke Creative Collective