Construction approaches the finish line


Museum Director, Judy Kean

Outside the newly renovated Museum.

The keys to Murwillumbah’s new beginning are in Judy Kean’s hands. In a ceremony in early May, the Director of the Tweed Regional Museum was handed the keys to the newly renovated venue as the multi-million-dollar project nears completion.

The building contractors, Ware Building moved off site in late April after 12 months construction on the former Tweed Shire Council chambers originally built in 1915.

Ms Kean said the project began early in 2012, with the cataloguing and packing of the museum collection in preparation for the upgrade. This was followed by the demolition of a number of outbuildings and construction of a large retaining wall to allow construction of the museum extension to begin.

Ms Kean gave a heart-felt note of thanks to the dedication of the volunteers, the building contractors, and Council and Museum staff.

A new climate-controlled collection storage facility provides flexibility for exhibition expansion and enables the museum to participate in loan agreements with other institutions, initiatives which will make the museum an exciting destination. Over 200 collection items are ready for display with new showcases scheduled for delivery in July.

Ms Kean gave a heart-felt note of thanks to the dedication of the volunteers, the building contractors, and Council and Museum staff.

The museum will officially re-open in August.

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