The Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Museum (NBM-MNB) announced that it has selected Diamond Schmitt Architects to plan and design a New Brunswick Museum facility in Saint John, following a rigorous Request for Proposal process run by Colliers Project Leaders.
“We are very pleased to work with Diamond Schmitt towards the building of a revitalized New Brunswick Museum that brings 21st-century standards and quality to one of New Brunswick’s premier cultural institutions. We look forward to a time when the NBM can reach well beyond its Saint John home to support New Brunswick’s heritage everywhere in the province and well beyond,” said NBM board chair Kathryn Hamer.
“This is a very important step in creating a permanent new home for the New Brunswick Museum. I hope everyone will join me in congratulating the Board of the New Brunswick Museum on this important milestone. This is getting very exciting,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace. “We look forward to many more important announcements in the months to come as the Board works toward a new provincial museum.”
“It is wonderful to see the NB Museum take another positive step forward towards its new home. Congratulations to the museum board, and all involved in the process in ensuring the future home of the NB Museum continues to take positive steps forward,” says Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long. As the MP, this proposal is, and will continue to be a high priority for my office,” adds MP Long.
The hiring of a design consultant is a key first step in seeing a revitalized New Brunswick Museum reopened to the public. The Board, staff, and the prime design consultant will now begin the initial work of site selection and preliminary design.
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