April 19, 2011
The expanded Royal Alberta Museum will double its gallery space.
Edmonton’s Royal Alberta Museum will be redeveloped, featuring twice as much gallery space, direct connections to public transit, proximity to the Arts District and the ability to host major international exhibits and rare artifacts.
Construction will begin this year at the northeast corner of 103A Avenue and 99 Street.
The refurbished museum will house enough space to exhibit the museum’s human history and natural history artifacts, and will be equipped to feature major international exhibits and to bring in new displays and artifacts currently in storage.
In addition, the expanded facility will feature direct links to the LRT pedway system and numerous bus routes. During the construction process, the museum will provide uninterrupted public access to its displays and artifacts.
The new museum is expected to cost $340-million and is projected to open by 2015.
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