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Awards for our Beautiful Facilities


Awards for our Beautiful Facilities


Dunedin (Friday, 12 April 2013) - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is continuing to solidify its place as one of New Zealand’s best new museums, winning the Museums Aotearoa ‘Project Achievement Award - Significant Project’, presented for an outstanding new significant project that contributes to best practice in the museum sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, and demonstrates excellence, relevance and vision.

The award is significant recognition of the extensive $37.5 million Museum redevelopment.

The citation for the award reads:

“This transformational project is on a vast scale. A bold initiative, planned over an extended period to fulfil ambitions to bring extensive social history collections together with a large transport collection, the old Otago Settlers Museum has doubled in size.

“A sensitive design combines a well-loved museum building with an Art Deco bus station, respecting the special character of each while creating a thoroughly modern museum. The team has skilfully incorporated a diversity of interpretive techniques to tell the stories of Dunedin’s many settler communities, and the new facilities, which include collection stores many will envy, ensure that staff and visitors will enjoy this renewed Dunedin landmark.”

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery was shortlisted for the exhibition Sound Full.

The Gallery has also been shortlisted for design excellence awards in two categories at the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards. The categories are exhibition invitation, for Sound Full, and information brochure, for the LOG.

The Gallery has won awards at this prestigious international competition for the last three years. The winners will be announced at the 2013 Museums Australia National Conference in Canberra in May.

ENDS

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