A Community Open House is being held on Tuesday, 31 July, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at the New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, Market Square, Saint John. This is the first of a series of community open houses around the province as part of the design and planning process. The objective is to engage the public in helping shape the vision of the New Brunswick Museum’s (NBM) new facility.
The NBM encourages the public to drop in anytime between 5-7pm, to check out illustrations of the process to date, have your questions answered, and provide your valuable comments. Architects, Exhibition & Visitor Experience Designers, GNB and NBM staff will be present.
The mandate of the NBM is to preserve, research and interpret the natural, human and cultural heritage of the Province of New Brunswick. To do this, the NBM requires resources of various kinds, including proper facilities.
Milestones leading up to this important public engagement component include:
- After various studies and engagement processes, it has been determined that a new purpose built building, bringing all primary components of the NBM under one roof, is required. This building will be constructed on a portion what has been referred to as the ‘Coast Guard site’ adjacent Water Street and Loyalist Plaza at the bottom of King Street in the historic Uptown Saint John.
- In October 2017, Premier Brian Gallant announced a $50 Million provincial commitment toward new facilities. This was followed up on February 22, 2018, with the Premier announcing that the Province of New Brunswick and the City of Saint had come to an agreement on a portion of the Coast Guard site as the new home of the NBM.
The NBM welcomes all to this first of a series of community open houses regarding the NBM’s new facility. Guests are encouraged to provide their comments at the event and will also have the opportunity to comment online on the NBM website and Facebook page once this option is made available in the very near future.
For more information:
New Brunswick Museum
(506) 643- 2300 / 1-888-268-9595