The Sarjeant Galley Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, in Queens Park, is temporarily closed for earthquake strengthening and a major redevelopment project.
This building was constructed in 1919, largely of unreinforced masonry, and is rated at only 5% of the current new building code.
The Gallery opened in its temporary premises, Sarjeant on the Quay at 38 Taupo Quay, on 24 May 2014. Sarjeant on the Quay features new exhibitions, education services and public programmes.
The relocation is part of a larger redevelopment project for which a fundraising strategy, including application to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's Regional Museums Policy for Capital Projects, is under way.
The final redevelopment will see the original Gallery strengthened, together with new storage and exhibition facilities constructed to the north of the original building.
For more information about the Sarjeant Gallery's redevelopment project please visit the Sarjeant Gallery website.
History and Services
- Major Support of Building Extension Project including wing/section naming rights. ($50,000 plus)
Entry to the Gallery is free; donations are encouraged and there may be an occasional charge for specific exhibitions.