Museum Looks At Expansion
Ratunabuabua wants museum to be more accessible to the public
The Fiji Museum is looking at expanding their premises to improve their services in exhibition and more involvement from the public. Fiji Museum director Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua said this was part of their plans to make the museum more interactive and have more engagement with the public. “The Fiji Museum has the oldest and one the best collection of artifacts in the world and a lot of it is in the storage and a lot of it is not open to the public,” she said. “We want to make it more accessible to the public. “There’s no point in putting them away when the public should see the stories behind the artifacts.” Adi Meretui said space had always been an issue for them which had been around for a long time. She said they would be working with Government and partners in further expanding the Fiji Museum. “We have the museum space but we need more. “There are plans in the future to have a bigger museum and have more space,” she said.
Since its inception in 1955, the Fiji Museum has expanded over the years with new art and gallery exhibitions. Meanwhile, Adi Meretui said a new Japanese exhibition would be featured from Thursday at the museum for a month.
The Fiji Museum.