Te Ūaka The Lyttelton Museum launches its campaign to build its new Museum in the heart of Lyttleton 10 years on from the Canterbury Earthquakes that saw its collection rescued and prior home demolished.
With various fundraising campaigns to be launched throughout the year the Museum and its many supporters are confident they can raise the $9.9million required to build and maintain this fantastic community asset. For community by community.
The fundraising strategy is diverse and inclusive in the hope that all of our supporters can contribute towards the success of our rebuild and this lasting asset for the Community. From fun grassroots fundraising; to philanthropic naming right opportunities; and in-kind donations when closer to the exciting time of breaking ground. The Lyttelton Museum Historical Society is a registered Charitable Trust so donations made to this project qualify for a 33.3% tax rebate - truly an opportunity to give and get back!
The Rebuild Campaign starts from a strong position thanks to some significant bequests as well as the gift of our excellent site in the heart of Lyttelton from the Christchurch City Council. This pivotal seed funding has provided the ability to engage first-class consultants to ensure the feasibility and success of the project.
Warren & Mahoney have worked closely with the Museum and Ngāti Wheke to realise the Community hub where we will actively share, celebrate, and preserve the taonga (treasures) and pakiwaitara (stories) of Ōhinehou / Lyttelton, Whakaraupō / the harbour for the benefit of current and future generations.
The Museum holds 20,000+ artefacts, many of which hold not only local, but national and international significance. There will be dedicated research and exhibition spaces; purpose built storage spaces that meet international museum industry standards to care for the collection for generations to come. Community spaces, including hirable rooms that offer incredible views of the harbour basin. Education programmes will be developed to engage the younger generation in our stories and heritage.
“We’re delighted to be launching the capital fundraising campaign after ten years of challenging but rewarding work to realise the aspiration of the Lyttelton Master plan “Celebrating Lyttelton’s heritage is about creating opportunities for people to connect with the stories and people of the place… The Lyttelton Museum is integral to the local landscape and heritage interpretation”. With support from an amazing team of consultants we will continue to do our utmost to make Te Ūaka a safe and welcoming space for all, to bring the collection back to port, and to share the many unique and fascinating stories of Whakaraupō.” Peter Rough - Vice President of Te Ūaka The Lyttelton Museum
For information on how to donate please visit www.teuaka.org.nz/donate
For further information contact:
Peter Rough or Gill Hay via firstname.lastname@example.org or +64 3 328 8972