In the capital budget that was tabled today by the New Brunswick government, the $50 Million in provincial funding that had been committed for the new facility project for the New Brunswick Museum was cancelled. The New Brunswick Museum staff and Board Members are very disappointed in this decision by the provincial government.
The much needed new facility project, with the total project cost of $100 Million, would have brought the Collections & Research Centre and the Exhibition Centre together in a new facility in Uptown Saint John. The new museum would provide an expanded visitor experience and a modern and safe environment for the collections and staff.
The Federal Government has committed funds to the project.
At over 175 years, the New Brunswick Museum is the oldest continuing museum in Canada.
The New Brunswick Museum Board of Directors and management will continue to work with the province of New Brunswick to fully consider and address the various issues at the New Brunswick Museum.
A press conference will be held at the New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre foyer at 11 am – 12 December 2018.
For more information:
Caitlin Griffiths or Aristi Dsilva, Communications & Marketing, New Brunswick Museum
(506) 654-7059 or (506) 643-2358