Paisley Centre to house Bunbury museum

THE City of Bunbury has voted toestablish a local museum at the Paisley Centre in Bunbury’s CBD.
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Built in 1887 and originally the Bunbury Boy’s School, thePaisley Centre is one of

the last 19th Century public buildings remaining in thecity.

“We are delighted the council has resolved to establish aBunbury museum,” City community and customer services director StephanieAddison-Brown said.

“This project has been discussed for a long time and we arevery excited about the opportunity this will present for the community.”

City museum curator Lauretta Davies said her team can nowdevelop a museum collection and follow up on offers from major collectors andmembers of the community.

“We have already uncovered many fascinating objects withinthe council and local studies collections which show the stories of how Bunburybecame the city that it is

today. Work has already begun on sharing these collections.

“Our aim is for the community of Bunbury and visitors tohave a relevant and exciting

new museum in the heart of the city.”

Arts and culture team leader Margy Timmermans said it neededto be recognised that modern museums of today were seen as learning and socialspaces where the “delight of new discoveries makes the experience memorable andenriches our sense of the world and our place in it.”

The Paisley Centre is currently undergoing heritage-relatedrenovations.

Once they are completed, the Museums collection will be ableto move in.

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