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15 March, 2023

Warren museum and gallery upgraded and revamped

An architecturally significant and historic building on the main street of Warren has officially re-opened its doors over the weekend.

The ‘new’ Warren Museum and Art Gallery has undergone a major development and revamp, and the team behind it couldn’t be prouder of their achievement.

The gallery will now also offer an ‘artist in residence’ space.

“The Warren Museum and Art Gallery Association is eternally grateful to the Australian government for enabling us to develop the museum,” said chair of the Warren Museum and Art Gallery Association Dr John Burke.

“Without the grant money we received, this project would have been impossible, but as it is we have been able to restore and fit out the building.

“It is our hope that the people of Warren, New South Wales and Australia will be proud of the result.”

$3,541,665 was received under the Building Better Regions Fund round four - Drought Support – for the project.

“The Warren Museum and Art Gallery Association have done a first-class job with this funding, worked hard to raise even more on their own, and should be proud of the outcome we see today,” said federal mem- ber for Parkes Mark Coulton.

“The creativity and hard work of local groups like the Warren Museum and Art Gallery Association in towns across the Parkes electorate constantly amazes me. By increasing the cultural capital of our towns with art and heritage projects, places like Warren can build their reputation as a destination for travellers, which is beneficial for not only Warren but surrounding areas.

“I look forward to all the different exhibitions, pro- grams and creativity which will be enabled through this wonderful facility,” Mr Coulton concluded. 

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