Alloway Hall, the Manitoba Museum’s main exhibition gallery, is set to receive a $5.3-million expansion and renovations to nearly double its size. Funded by the federal and provincial governments as well as the Winnipeg Foundation, the project is the first phase in the museum’s major Capital Renewal Plan.
“The Government of Canada knows that cultural institutions are important generators of economic growth, jobs and wealth in our communities,” says Shelly Glover, Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister. “We are proud to support the renovation and expansion of Alloway Hall, so that Manitobans can continue to enjoy world-class exhibits in a state-of-the-art facility for years to come.”
Once complete, Alloway Hall will be over 9,700 square feet in size. Improvements to the exhibition space will include heating and air conditioning upgrades, acoustic ceiling tile replacements, the installation of terrazzo floors, and new theatrical lighting systems, sound systems and security cameras.
The Government of Manitoba is contributing $3,830,630 to the project. A $1-million investment will be provided by the federal government with the Winnipeg Foundation supplying the remaining $500,000.
The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.