Lloydminster Museum and Archives (LMA)

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Background

In 1963, the City of Lloydminster began construction on the Barr Colony Antique Museum, later known as the Barr Colony Heritage and Cultural Centre. This facility continued to grow and develop cultural and historical services for the community through several facility expansions and service enhancements.

In late 2019, City Council accepted the Community Facilities Assessment Report which outlined 17 city-owned facilities based on condition, cost to rehabilitate/maintain, age and much more. Through this report, it was understood that the serviceable lifespan for the current Cultural and Science Centre has concluded. This information was supplemented through the support of the Cornerstone Report, which further assessed the facility's structural demands and provided recommendations for future operations. In May of 2020, our City Council was faced with the decision, what does the future of art, heritage and culture look like in Lloydminster.

After receiving an outstanding response from the community, City Council voted in favour of decommissioning of permanent exhibits, the temporary relocation of the LCSC services and the demolition of the current LCSC facility on June 22, 2020. Soon after, and in respect to COVID-19 and the current state of the facility, LCSC was permanently closed to the public.

On September 28, 2020, City Council announced a lease agreement and the impeding construction of the new temporary facility. This new facility will reside at 4207 44 Street Lloydminster Sask., and is expected to be open publicly in fall of 2021.


Current Steps

City Council and Administration have taken significant steps in the conceptualization and development of a new-and-improved centre for local history, art and culture. Through the decisions of Council – guided by stakeholder and public feedback – we realizing our shared vision for a modern facility that will provide exciting opportunities for both residents and visitors to our community.

With the relocation of the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre, there is an opportunity to refine and adapt building structure, services and facility identity.

Facility Name

Under the proposed identity of the Lloydminster Museum and Archives (LMA), we aim to inclusively and accurately reflect the facility’s offerings and amenities. By definition, museums are structures that acquire, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit humanity’s tangible heritage and the environment for education, study, and enjoyment.

The LMA will offer a diverse range of public programming and exhibits. As understood through public feedback, the facility aims to balance art, culture and history-based topics throughout all offerings.

In 2020, the City of Lloydminster incorporated the services provided by the Lloydminster Regional Archives. The collaboration potential realized through this new relationship creates an opportunity for human documentation and local history to become an even larger focus of the LMA and will support ongoing exhibitions and programs.

Often supporting authors, university students, academics, and genealogists, the archives will further support the facility’s academic offerings. By introducing Archives into the facility name, the LMA will be known within a vast geographical area, making documented history more accessible than ever before.

Part of the LMA’s continued mandate will be supporting arts through a consignment-focused gift shop, programming and workshop opportunities, temporary exhibits featuring local and regional artists/galleries and community events.

Through the development of the initial site plan, the following features and amenities are accounted for:

  • Permanent Exhibit
  • Art Studio
  • Pottery Studio
  • Travelling Exhibit
  • Exterior Billboards
  • Programming
  • Gift Shop

Through the understanding of public and stakeholder feedback, your voice will be used to further develop the attributes of the LMA facility.


Get Involved

Between March 1 and March 22, 2021, the City of Lloydminster welcomes all residents and stakeholders to participate in the digital engagement opportunity for museum, art and archival services within our community.

Feedback collected through public engagement will inform future facility and programming developments.

With regards to COVID-19, all engagement exercises will be held digitally. For non-digital engagement methods, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator.

Background

In 1963, the City of Lloydminster began construction on the Barr Colony Antique Museum, later known as the Barr Colony Heritage and Cultural Centre. This facility continued to grow and develop cultural and historical services for the community through several facility expansions and service enhancements.

In late 2019, City Council accepted the Community Facilities Assessment Report which outlined 17 city-owned facilities based on condition, cost to rehabilitate/maintain, age and much more. Through this report, it was understood that the serviceable lifespan for the current Cultural and Science Centre has concluded. This information was supplemented through the support of the Cornerstone Report, which further assessed the facility's structural demands and provided recommendations for future operations. In May of 2020, our City Council was faced with the decision, what does the future of art, heritage and culture look like in Lloydminster.

After receiving an outstanding response from the community, City Council voted in favour of decommissioning of permanent exhibits, the temporary relocation of the LCSC services and the demolition of the current LCSC facility on June 22, 2020. Soon after, and in respect to COVID-19 and the current state of the facility, LCSC was permanently closed to the public.

On September 28, 2020, City Council announced a lease agreement and the impeding construction of the new temporary facility. This new facility will reside at 4207 44 Street Lloydminster Sask., and is expected to be open publicly in fall of 2021.


Current Steps

City Council and Administration have taken significant steps in the conceptualization and development of a new-and-improved centre for local history, art and culture. Through the decisions of Council – guided by stakeholder and public feedback – we realizing our shared vision for a modern facility that will provide exciting opportunities for both residents and visitors to our community.

With the relocation of the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre, there is an opportunity to refine and adapt building structure, services and facility identity.

Facility Name

Under the proposed identity of the Lloydminster Museum and Archives (LMA), we aim to inclusively and accurately reflect the facility’s offerings and amenities. By definition, museums are structures that acquire, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit humanity’s tangible heritage and the environment for education, study, and enjoyment.

The LMA will offer a diverse range of public programming and exhibits. As understood through public feedback, the facility aims to balance art, culture and history-based topics throughout all offerings.

In 2020, the City of Lloydminster incorporated the services provided by the Lloydminster Regional Archives. The collaboration potential realized through this new relationship creates an opportunity for human documentation and local history to become an even larger focus of the LMA and will support ongoing exhibitions and programs.

Often supporting authors, university students, academics, and genealogists, the archives will further support the facility’s academic offerings. By introducing Archives into the facility name, the LMA will be known within a vast geographical area, making documented history more accessible than ever before.

Part of the LMA’s continued mandate will be supporting arts through a consignment-focused gift shop, programming and workshop opportunities, temporary exhibits featuring local and regional artists/galleries and community events.

Through the development of the initial site plan, the following features and amenities are accounted for:

  • Permanent Exhibit
  • Art Studio
  • Pottery Studio
  • Travelling Exhibit
  • Exterior Billboards
  • Programming
  • Gift Shop

Through the understanding of public and stakeholder feedback, your voice will be used to further develop the attributes of the LMA facility.


Get Involved

Between March 1 and March 22, 2021, the City of Lloydminster welcomes all residents and stakeholders to participate in the digital engagement opportunity for museum, art and archival services within our community.

Feedback collected through public engagement will inform future facility and programming developments.

With regards to COVID-19, all engagement exercises will be held digitally. For non-digital engagement methods, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator.

  • Pubic engagement for the Lloydminster Museum and Archives closed on March 22, 2021. Please use the Q and A tool, or email yourvoice@lloydminster.ca with any additional questions or comments.

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