Canterbury Museum


Earthquake Updates

Posted: 8 September 2010

24 September 2010

The Documentary Research Centre has now resumed full service. Open from 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

 

13 September 2010

The Robert McDougall Gallery at Canterbury Museum is open from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. The exhibition currently on display in this gallery is The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography.

The main Museum building will re-open to the public from 9.00 am on Wednesday 15 September.

The Documentary Research Centre will re-open to the public from 1.00 pm on Wednesday 15 September, with limited access to books, documents and file photos.

While the stores are being assessed, the Documentary Research Centre and the Museum’s Image Service will be offering limited service to the public until further notice. Stored manuscript collection and pictorial collection items are currently unable to be viewed or copied, and image orders are unable to be processed. 

 

10 September 2010

There is no evidence of structural damage to Canterbury Museum or the Robert McDougall Gallery at Canterbury Museum following the 4 September earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

Both buildings have been assessed and declared safe.

The Robert McDougall Gallery at Canterbury Museum, which is currently showing The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography, will be open to the public from 9.00am on Saturday 11 September.

The main Museum building will re-open to the public on Wednesday 15 September. 

 

8 September 2010

There is no evidence of structural damage to Canterbury Museum following Saturday’s earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

The historic stone building, which first opened in 1870, will be re-assessed following today’s aftershocks before getting the all clear for staff to return. Earthquake strengthening was carried out on the building in the 1990s.

At this stage only minimal damage has occurred to the collections and a full assessment will be carried out once staff return to work. It is hoped that the Museum will re-open to the public early next week.

Further updates and information will be posted here on the Canterbury Museum website www.canterburymuseum.com