Here are some of the key documents that underpin our redevelopment.
The Building Conservation Plan is designed to inform and guide decisions made by the Museum and the Christchurch City Council (as the Resource Management Act consenting authority) about the future management and redevelopment of the Museum to ensure that these are sensitive to the important heritage values of the place and its setting.
The project brief outlines the framework and principles underpinning future redevelopment and the vision for a redeveloped Museum, together with a detailed schedule of space, functional and technical requirements.
The narrative weaves together the cultural values, traditions and history of Ngāi Tūāhuriri in whose takiwā the Museum stands. It recognises the rights and guarantees provided under the Treaty of Waitangi and respects the mana of the local hapū, iwi and all peoples now resident in this land.
It provides a number of threads for the Museum to weave into the proposed redevelopment to recognise a shared history and an authentic bicultural approach based on the kawa and tikanga of mana whenua. It also informs how the Museum might best think about its connection and engagement with the whenua, the people and their stories and the pre-European history of this place.
This brochure, produced in 2020 when the Museum was seeking public feedback on its redevelopment plans, outlines why we need to redevelop the Museum buildings.