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Public comment invited on Australian Museum renovation plans
Plans for a $57.7 million renovation of Sydney’s Australian Museum have been placed on exhibition for public comment.
The expansion plans allow the Museum to address the significant space constraints and improve public amenity for Australian and international visitors.
Director and Chief of the Australian Museum, Kim McKay said the expansion plans, known as ‘Project Discover’, are designed to allow the Sydney attraction to host world-class exhibitions such as Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, scheduled for early 2021.
The renovation plans include the extension of Crystal Hall, new Museum entries, a new café, solar panels on rooftops, and a bus bay to boost road safety for visitors.
The expanded space for touring exhibitions will be able to accommodate up to 900,000 visitors during the six-month duration of the Tutankhamun exhibition, with the refurbishment to also create new education facilities, enabling school student visitors to double to 100,000 a year.
McKay explained “we are transforming the Australian Museum for the future. As we continue to improve the visitor experience at the Museum, we want to ensure it remains one of Sydney’s iconic natural science and cultural attractions.”
The plans have now been put out for public comment and stakeholder consideration so that every aspect of the project has been assessed by interested parties.
Submissions can be made up until 21st November 2018.
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Image: How the Australian Museum will look during the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition in 2021. Courtesy of the Australian Museum.
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