Mu­seum Looks At Ex­pan­sion

Ratunabuabua wants mu­seum to be more ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic

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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.

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