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Canada and Alberta invest in revitalizing the Glenbow Museum

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06 May 2022, 01:31 GMT+10

Calgary, Alberta, May 5, 2022-Investments in public infrastructure create jobs and business opportunities. They are also key to achieving our climate objectives through energy efficiencies and emissions reduction. Eco-friendly, sustainable, and inclusive infrastructure benefits everyone through a stronger economy, healthier environment, and better quality of life for current and future generations of Canadians.

Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Prasad Panda, Alberta's Minister of Infrastructure, announced joint funding to revitalize the Glenbow Museum. This project, known as Glenbow Reimagined, involves a complete renovation of all eight floors of the museum.

Glenbow Reimagined will create a greener and more cost-effective museum by replacing outdated systems with energy-efficient ones. The renovation itself will be done more sustainably by making use of the existing structure, which will keep concrete out of landfills. Once complete, the revitalized museum will provide greater access to a quarter million works of art and objects. Visitors will be able to appreciate and better understand the rich diversity and cultural history of the region. Additionally, the project will create more space for galleries and exhibitions, and enable new opportunities for education and public programming.

The Government of Canada is investing $40 million in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Alberta is investing $40 million. The City of Calgary and the Glenbow-Alberta Institute are contributing $11 million and $14 million, respectively.

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