I took my Power in my Hand – /
And went against the World –
Emily Dickinson (Poem 660)
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Julie Ali A new building should not automatically mean the tear down of the old building. The old RAM is beautiful, is of historical value and could be repurposed for community use. We don't have to follow the wasteful practices of the PCs but can instead reinvest in this building for the future of all Albertans. The major money we have invested in this facility should not be wasted by the government of Alberta due to short term thinking. . https://www.change.org/.../alberta-infrastructure-save... Petitioning Premier Rachael Notley Alberta Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason and 1 other Save the Museum Building in Old Glenora June Acorn Edmonton, Canada Built in 1965, the Alberta Provincial Museum Building on 102 Avenue and 129th Street in Edmonton stands as a true gem of modernist yet historic Alberta archtecture. This beautiful strucure is adorned by fosil-rich Tyndall Limestone from the Red River Formation, extensive marble interiors and exquisite brass fittings. The South face of the build has reproductions of the First Nations petroglyphs of Writing-On-Stone Provincial park carved into the walls. The building is a cherished place for generations of Albertans and the site of many wonderful memories of learning and discovery. The grounds of the building are already a beautiful green space and the new building stands in elegant relation to the also historic Government House. Alberta Infrastructure is presently considering the demolition of this wonderful building. In a time of economic restraint we the undersigned ask Alberta Infrastucture to put aside all plans for demolition and repurpose the building preserving the cultural and archetectural integrity of our province.
When the RAM opens in early 2018, it will be the largest museum in Western Canada — 39,000 square metres, with 7,800 square metres of exhibition space — roughly double what the old museum in Glenora had.