Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage

    First look inside new museum as construction reaches highest point

    4/12/2018 12:00 PM
    • Animated tour of WA's new museum shows dramatic internal spaces and design
    • Project reaches milestone with construction at its highest point
    • Activated and dynamic visitor experiences will contribute to the State's rich cultural tourism offering 

    For the first time, Western Australians are able to get a glimpse of what they will experience when their new museum opens in 2020.


    Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman today launched an animated tour of the museum to coincide with the project reaching its highest construction point.


    The animated tour shows the scale of the project and the dramatic features of the building design, including the contemporary architecture integrating with the historic buildings.


    It takes viewers on a journey from the city, at Yagan Square, over the Perth Cultural Centre and into the heart of the museum - the 'city room' - where visitors can gather and attend cultural and community events.


    Viewers will then proceed through the museum's public spaces with glimpses into the new exhibition galleries, including a view of the iconic blue whale skeleton.


    The State Government is calling for expressions of interest for businesses to provide food and beverage, and retail options within the new museum and wider Perth Cultural Centre realm.


    Businesses are encouraged to register their interest through http://www.mcgees.com.au


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "It is really exciting to see the new museum come to life and for the first time view the spaces within this world-class project.


    "The new museum is almost three times the size of the previous museum. It features exciting new exhibitions, exceptional visitor experiences, greatly improved accessibility and impressive architecture and design. This is a museum that all Western Australians can be proud of.


    "The McGowan Government is investing in cultural infrastructure because we recognise the value culture and arts organisations bring to the State.


    "Major developments like the new museum, and the rejuvenation of the Perth Cultural Centre will significantly contribute to Western Australia's thriving cultural life and contribute to our city's social and economic growth.


    "The new museum is on track to deliver exceptional visitor experiences within the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre. Construction is on schedule for the building to be complete in late 2019 with exhibition fit-out by the end of 2020."


    Comments attributed to Perth MLA John Carey:


    "The New Museum project, once complete, will transform the Perth Cultural Centre.


    "It will activate the area and help bring tourist dollars to the precinct, creating jobs and boosting the economy."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400