New museum and art gallery a step closer
Published: Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 by Fife Council
Provost of Fife Jim Leishman and City of Dunfermline Area Chair Councillor Mike Rumney
PLANS to build a new Dunfermline Museum and Art Gallery were today given the green light.
City of Dunfermline Area Committee passed two planning applications for the Museum and Art Gallery - an important milestone for the project.
Local people can get the chance to get a sneak peekofthe proposed new facility as a 3D model is on show in Dunfermline Carnegie Library.
Provost of Fife Jim Leishman and City of Dunfermline Area Committee Chair Councillor Mike Rumney paid a visit to have a look and encouraged others to do the same.
Provost Leishman said: “It was really interesting to see how the architect hasblended the new museum and art gallery with the world’s first Carnegie Library in Dunfermline.
“This is a really exciting project and it will be great to see the new Museum showcasing objects from Dunfermline’s rich history and demonstrates our unique and important place in Scotland’s history.”
Work is still continuing on the project and world-renowned architecture firm Richard Murphy Associates has developed the plans along with Fife Council.
The displays for the artefacts in the new museum are being designed by Redman Design.
Councillor Mike Rumney, Chair of City of Dunfermline Area added: “The decision to approve the planning applications today is another important step forward.
“This is a major project for Dunfermline’s historic city centre and it’s great to see how well it is progressing. I’d encourage people to go along and have a look at the model which helps bring the plans to life.”
A successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Stage One application was achieved for the project to build a new Dunfermline Museum and Art Gallery in November 2010and the project team is working on getting everything ready for the next stage of the HLF application.
Fife Council has allocated £6.8 million from its capital budget for the project on the site next to the Dunfermline Carnegie Library.
For more information contactLesley Botten, Display, Design & Activities Curator (for new Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery)
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 49 22 76 Contact Lesley Botten online
By Post: Fife Council, Carnegie Library, 1 Abbot Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7NL
Dorothy Browse, Service Manager - Libraries, Arts, Museums & Archives
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 27 85 Contact Dorothy Browse online
By Post: Fife Council, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT