May 12, 2007 -- Saint John, NB -- While visiting the New Brunswick Museum, Rob accompanied the
Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status
of Women, at the announcement of $24,500 for the museum to engage in
a major planning exercise and to enable the Museum to conduct a
fundraising feasibility study.
Rob introduced the Hon. Bev Oda to former Fundy Royal MP, Gordon
Fairweather following the announcement
Funding for Saint John Museum Announced
"Canada's museums, like the New Brunswick Museum, play an important
role in preserving our heritage," said Minister Oda. "This museum
showcases the work of local, national and international artists while
also educating on our industry, nature and history. Its interactive
galleries tell Canadians and visitors the story of New Brunswick and
show its place in the world. Our support will help the New Brunswick
Museum to engage fundraising activities that will contribute
preserving its wonderful and unique collections so that they can
benefit future generations."
"We are delighted to receive this funding to support the development
of a new vision for the future of New Brunswick's provincial Museum,"
indicated Jane Fullerton, director, New Brunswick Museum.
The New Brunswick Museum is responsible for understanding, preserving
and interpreting the diverse natural and human heritage of the
province to residents and visitors. It does this through research,
conservation and collections-management activities, exhibitions,
public education and outreach programs. The Museum is working with
Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated to develop a vision to
meet its present and future needs for appropriate space.
Canada's Government has provided this funding through the Canadian
Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program of the Department of Canadian
Heritage. This program supports modern management and greater
financial stability in arts and heritage organizations.