Shepparton Art Museum
The primary aim for the program of refurbishment works was to create a new identity for the existing gallery and to develop spaces capable of hosting major travelling exhibitions. A new street entry provides SAM a visible public presence and the ability to operate independently of other civic facilities in the precinct. The new entry provides access to the existing ground floor gallery spaces past the new reception and museum shop. Six new first floors gallery spaces with new parquetry flooring, recessed skirtings and new wall and ceiling finishes have been developed on the first floor. The new spaces incorporate permanent ceramics display cabinets and are supported by a new painting store, workshop and accessible toilet facilities.
A full services upgrade formed the second key element of the project and provides a Bauer controlled HVAC system to maintain the strict climate requirements for gallery spaces and a state of the art ELV lighting system providing a programmable and energy efficient system that meets conservancy guidelines.
The works have recently been completed and SAM re-opened to the public in February 2012