In October this year the exciting new Tianqi Lithium Connections Gallery was framed! A 45 metre-long steel structure, weighing 30 tonnes, was carefully lifted into position to complete the frame of the cantilever gallery, a major feature of the striking New Museum currently under construction in the Perth Cultural Centre.
More recently the WA Museum revealed a video animation ‘fly-through’ taking viewers inside the $396 million project. Viewers are taken on a journey from Yagan Square, over the Perth Cultural Centre, through the New Museum’s public spaces and then are offered glimpses into the new exhibition Galleries. The iconic and much loved 24m Blue Whale skeleton can be seen, suspended through the triple-height ceiling space of Hackett Hall.
The animated video shows what an exciting experience the museum will offer locals and visitors with viewers given a sense of where each Gallery space is located. The Foundation for the WA Museum is currently engaging support from the local and global community interested in Gallery Naming Rights and the opportunity to partner in this once-in-a-century project.
The New Museum project is on schedule, with the building expected to be complete in 2019. Exhibition fit-out will occur over the following 12 months, ready for opening in 2020.
Picture: WA Museum, Multiplex