Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Mercury Bay Regional Museum Development Phase


Mercury Bay Regional Museum Development Phase 1 – Green Light

Following an earlier design team meeting, the Design team of Grant Collie (LDPS NZ LTD, Project Director) , Perry Royal (Royal Associates, Architects), Pip Prime (Urban Escape, Exhibition Designer), David Seaton (LDPS, Technical Consultant), Janet Riddell (MB Historical Society, Researcher) and Derek Preece (Construction Supervisor) made a detailed presentation to local stakeholders and supporters at the Mercury Bay Regional Museum on Wed 12^th April.

This confirmed that the project will proceed as follows:

Phase 1a –

* Redevelopment of visitor access and reception/Shop Area * Access Ramp * Major new exhibit ‘THE NAVIGATORS’ Research, construction and opening (NOV 06). * Planetarium construction and opening (TBA) * General work on the Maritime theme areas and internal décor.

Phase 1b –

* External walkway/Gallery * Remaining exhibits in existing museum. * Overall interpretative theming. * External decorative upgrade.

Phase 1c –

* New office and admin facilities * External landscaping * Temporary Workshop and storage facilities. * Alternative energy systems.

Phase 2, which includes the new frontage to the building plus café and visiting exhibition space, will commence on completion of the Phase 1 development to ensure that funding is in place for each stage of development.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news