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Darwin, Palmo museum plans move ahead, NT News, 27 June 2017

Planning future investment in Palmerston’s cultural infrastructure will get under way in coming weeks.

NT Government will soon prepare its 10-year Museum Master Plan, which was expected to provide a direction for the Territory’s investment in cultural infrastructure in Darwin and Palmerston, including museums, galleries, libraries and art centres.

The master plan will run in parallel to consultation with local residents on how the planned new $50 million Darwin museum at Myilly Point could best contribute to the community.

Tourism Minister Lauren Moss said the Government was engaging a consultant to prepare a concept design for the new museum based on extensive public consultation and stakeholder input.

“The museum will be a landmark building for Darwin and the NT, creating a building for the future that celebrates our unique history and culture,” she said.

“The new building concept will incorporate heat mitigation technologies and greening and energy efficient design both internal and external, connecting the building to the landscape. A key requirement for the successful tenderer is for open space and a net increase of green space.”

The museum’s design tender was released last week.

“For the first time Territorians will have a museum that tells the 50,000 year old history of Darwin — from the world’s oldest continuous culture through to the frontline of WWII and the modern day. We want Territorians to be a part of this process,” Ms Moss said.

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