Museum lands renovation grant

A federal grant will pay for half of the renovation dollars required for the Red Deer and District Museum.

A federal grant will pay for half of the renovation dollars required for the Red Deer and District Museum.

The museum will receive $1.4 million from Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, it was announced on Wednesday.

“It means an enhanced cultural experience for artists and visitors alike, with the opportunity to create a more versatile space that meets the needs of our growing community,” said museum executive director Lorna Johnson.

The museum is seeing its gallery and reception area upgraded. It includes enhanced lighting. Moveable walls will be installed to allow for hosting of small and large exhibitions.

Renovations to the discovery room will enhance the kinds of hands-on experience offered to visitors.

Upgrades are underway.

“The building has been well-used over the past 30 years with very few upgrades to the facility,” said City of Red Deer culture superintendent Kristina Oberg. “These changes will make the space more functional, inviting and sustainable.”

Renovations are expected to be done by December 2010.

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