- Even on a nice, sunny day, Clara Morrison still longs to be inside, touring the New Brunswick Museum.
- The project is being carried out in two stages: planning and construction, a government official told Global News.
Clara Morrison still yearns to be inside, exploring the New Brunswick Museum, even on a warm, sunny day.
Morrison has been in Saint John since the 1980s, but some of her favorite memories involve exploring the province with her loved ones.
According to Morrison, his grandkids are now in their mid-20s, “the memory that I appreciate was taking my grandchildren there when they were tiny.
She worries that, as long as the museum doors are closed, many New Brunswickers won’t be able to share the same experience.
The New Brunswick Museum is managed under two different roofs; it includes an exhibition center in Uptown and a collections and research center in Saint John’s North End.
In what manner will the kids learn? Everything (is) online, which is bad because people need to go see and experience things for themselves, according to Morrison.
Only a few months after the Higgs government assumed power in 2018, plans to build a new museum were abandoned. Since that time, both Saint John facilities have shut down, leaving countless items packed away and out of view.
However, officials seem to be indicating that there are plans to give the Fresh Brunswick Museum new vitality.
The “planning phase” of the NB Museum Project will receive a combined $8 million from the provincial and federal governments, revealed on Saturday.
The member of parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, Wayne Long, remarked that many cities and nations worldwide have museums that tell their histories in an interview with Global News on Thursday.
Long said, “I simply think it’s been truly a disgrace that the museum has been closed over the last few years, without a go ahead.”
Long said that while the provincial government is in charge of the museum, the federal government also plays a role.
“I don’t know the specific day or date, but I know it’s coming within a very short timeframe. I know a significant news announcement is approaching concerning the New Brunswick Museum.”
Tammy Scott-Wallace, the minister of tourism, heritage, and culture, was unavailable for an interview.
A government official told Global News that the project is being carried out in two stages: planning and construction. Later this year, plans and prices for the building phase will be made public.
Mark Taylor added, “We will also shortly announce a new temporary facility for the Museum in Saint John, bringing all collections, research, and administration together under one roof.
While we work on planning and building a new location, this will guarantee that collections are safe and available for curators to work on.
Source: Global News
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