News from the Museum
Brecknock Museum / Art Gallery and Brecon Library Project - 'Brecon Cultural Hub'
By now most people know that the redevelopment work is going ahead. In a Brecon & Radnor article of June 1 2016, Powys County Councillor Graham Brown said "This decision re-affirms the Council's commitment to this exciting project which will provide a huge boost to Brecon and the surrounding area". He continued by thanking the Heritage Lottery Fund, as major funder, as well as the Brecknock Society & Museum Friends, the Brecknock Art Trust, the Armed Forces Community Covenant and other trusts and individuals who have contributed additional funding - "Their support as committed partners in the project is second to none"
The BS & MF's representative on the Progress Team, Dr Mervyn Bramley, who has played a key role in keeping things moving forward in recent years, has said "We are delighted that the Council has re-affirmed its commitment and the project budget is now secured. The whole Breconshire Community stands to benefit from this 21st century facility, which will also be a major attraction for visitors, particularly on bad weather days – which are not unknown in mid-Wales! The existing museum and art collections are of national significance and an important record of our Breconshire heritage - at last these will be on public display again."
Powys CC has now signed the contract with Kier Construction Ltd with July 18 2016 being the formal start date.