FREDERICTON, April 24, 2017
Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament (Fredericton), today announced funding of $507,821 for the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to support upgrades to specialized equipment. Mr. DeCourcey made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will support equipment for a new Pavilion and the British and High Galleries. These improvements will help the Gallery meet industry standards and enhance public programming.
“The equipment upgrades at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will ensure that the institution remains a landmark cultural destination in Canada. The improvements will lead to a modern, safe and high-quality facility that will serve the public for years to come. The Government of Canada is proud to support this project, which will provide Canadian and international visitors with better access this unique arts experience.”
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, regarded as the foremost gallery in New Brunswick and a significant Canadian institution, has been making art accessible in Fredericton for close to 70 years. Showcasing regional, national and international artists, the Gallery brings art and community together.”
—Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament (Fredericton)