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EUMUNDI MUSEUM TO GET NEW EXTENSION
Construction will soon commence on a new display/workspace extension for the popular Eumundi Museum. Project facilitators SkillCentred working with the Queensland Government, under its Breaking the Unemployment Cycle, are hard at work refurbishing the recently relocated Eumundi Police Cells. These cells will soon house a series of temporary displays on loan from the Queensland Police Museum.
The new extension will provide much needed storage space for the museum’s burgeoning collection, as well as a permanent home for its reconditioned horse-drawn Buckboard.
As a part of its ongoing commitment to community development, the project is an initiative of the Eumundi and District Historical Association, who will fund capital costs, with labour funded by the Queensalnd government, through a contract with Skill Centred Queensland. Under the Community Jobs Plan (CJP), the Department of Employment and Training, will pay the workers wages for the duration of the 16 week project.
CJP funds community and public sector organizations to employ unemployed people and help them gain the confidence and experience to get back into the workforce. Established in 1985 in the Eumundi Canecutters building, the Eumundi Museum relocated in 1996 to its present site in what was the old Methodist Church. The running of the top notch museum and the upkeep of the building is funded by the Eumundi Historical Association from income derived from running the Eumundi Markets.
With over 8000 visitors a year, the museum is a favourite cultural venue for local, national and international visitors alike - remember the famous Eumundi Markets are just across the road. The museum houses professionally developed displays, extensive collection of local photographs and an emphasis on natural history (rare for a local museum).
This current project is part of a general revamp of the museum’s displays and services, which on completion will establish the local icon as a leading small museum in South-East Queensland.
Borg-Smith Phone: (07) 5442 8762
Executive Officer Fax: (07) 5442 8181
Eumundi Museum Email: email@example.com
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