New Museum

  • Two workers holding the straps around a large chiller.  The chiller is about to be craned onto the roof of the Art Gallery of WA

    21 Jul 2017

    Perth Cultural Centre wired for savings

    Check out this chiller being craned onto the Art Gallery of WA's roof. It's part of the Perth Cultural Centre's new central energy plant, which is being delivered as part of the New Museum Project.

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    New Museum Project

  • Curator handing a shell to a man, woman to his left and children to his right.

    11 Jul 2017

    Community panels shaping the New Museum

    Every three months a group of sixty community members come together to discuss the New Museum Project and provide insight into how the building and content should take shape.

    They come from around Western Australia, from as far away as Meekatharra and Albany and as close as the Perth metro area. They represent many aspects of WA’s diverse communities and bring their ideas, experiences, and love of great museums, buildings and public spaces to the conversation.

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  • Display from the Encounters exhibition and dinosaur skeletons lit up and on display

    15 Jun 2017

    Innovative exhibition teams to design WA’s stories

    • Freeman Ryan Design (FRD) and Thylacine Design and Project Management awarded exhibition design contracts  
    • Australian exhibition design teams will work with WA Museum staff to develop engaging exhibitions and visitor experiences
    • Exhibition design program developed in parallel with new building

    Western Australia’s extraordinary landscapes, environment and the stories of its people will be translat

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    New Museum Project

  • 23 May 2017

    The Next Stage of the Journey

    Yesterday, I was delighted to join Premier Mark McGowan, Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman, members of the WA Museum’s Board of Trustees and Governors of its Foundation at the site of the New Museum for the turning of the first sod.

    This ceremony is an important event in construction projects and marks the start of significant works at the site. For the New Museum project it signals the demolition of non-heritage elements ahead of major construction works, which will start later this year.

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    Alec Coles

  • Premier McGowan bending with a ceremonial shovel and Minister Templeman standing to his left.  They are turning sod by digging the soil at the site of the New Museum.  Both are wearing fluro yellow vests and hard hats.

    22 May 2017

    Ground breaking ceremony at New Museum site

    Premier Mark McGowan and Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman today turned the first sod at the site of the New Museum before the dramatic removal of the former foyer.

    The ceremony marks a significant milestone for the New Museum Project ahead of major construction works, scheduled for mid-2017.

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    New Museum Project

  • New Museum design

    31 Jul 2016

    Bold new museum links past, present and future

    • Brookfield Multiplex team awarded new Western Australian Museum contract
    • Dramatic concept created by international architects OMA and Hassell
    • Energy-efficient design connects contemporary and heritage buildings
    • Project to support up to 3,300 jobs and strong local content

    Western Australia’s world-class new museum is designed to be a State, national and international drawcard, offering compelling visitor experiences within dramatic architecture that links contemporary and historic buildings.

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    Western Australian Museum

  • The Last Day at the Museum – Family Open Day

    27 Jun 2016

    The Last Day at the Museum – Family Open Day

    The Last Day at the Museum – Family Open Day, held on 18 June, was a great success and gave many Western Australian's the chance to say goodbye to the Western Australian Museum – Perth before it closed it's doors in preparation for works to begin on the New Museum.

     

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  • 11 Feb 2016

    Artists sought for public art at New Museum

    • $1.6 million allocated for public art at the new museum
    • Public art to reflect and interpret the stories of Western Australia
    • Artist teams to develop either a single work or multiple works

    Artist teams are being asked to register their interest in creating the public art for Western Australia’s new museum.

    Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the public art would reflect and interpret the stories of WA.

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    Western Australian Museum

  • Artist's concept of themed use of internal space in the New Museum incorporating a blue whale skeleton

    12 Jan 2015

    Would you like to help plan our New Museum?

    Forty West Australians are being asked to join the team planning the State’s New Museum.

    A number of community panels are being established to provide input and feedback into the content and proposed design of the Museum that will open in 2020.

    Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said a people-first approach was being adopted to create a landmark museum building and unique visitor experience. You can read the Minister's full statement here.

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  • Image of New Museum Project team members with stakeholders and community members in Broome.

    25 Aug 2014

    New Museum connects with Kimberley communities

    This week, communities in the Kimberley will meet members of the WA Museum’s New Museum Project team and participate in discussions about the New Museum for WA.

    Scheduled to open in 2020, the New Museum will be the flagship museum for Western Australia and will share stories and collections from around the State.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said a core principle of the New Museum is that it will be developed in partnership with the people of WA.

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    Jane Rosevear

  • Profile pictures of some of the Great Southern faces

    14 Jul 2014

    Great Southern faces feature in portrait project

    Smiling, reflective and proud, the faces of 53 Albany and Katanning residents have joined a Statewide project launched by the Western Australian Museum to celebrate diversity.

    'WA Faces' is an online portrait project aimed at showcasing the people of Western Australia and their diverse and multicultural backgrounds.

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    Jane Rosevear

  • 27 Aug 2013

    Public to see more displays in new museum

    • State Government commits $6.5million in 2013-14 for new museum project
    • Museum to get advanced facilities to care for millions of exhibits
    • Welshpool storage facility essential component of new museum project

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