Artist’s rendering of the new Royal AlbertaMuseum in Edmonton’s arts district.
The Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton will close in early December as it prepares to move to a new facility with twice as much space in the city’s arts district.
The building is expected to be finished in 2016, allowing the museum to undertake the massive job of moving and installing thousands of objects and displays.
The new museum will cost some $375 million. That includes $253 million from the Alberta government and $122 million from Ottawa.
The existing museum building was built in 1967.