February 25, 2021

“Our Next Big Thing”, Construction Begins for New Exhibit at Royal Saskatchewan Museum

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) has begun construction on a brand new gallery to open in spring 2022 called "HOME: Life in the Anthropocene."  This new RSM addition will explore the human condition and its impact on the world and will replace the previously known Human Factor exhibit.

“The Royal Saskatchewan Museum continues to offer new, world-class experiences to its visitors,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said.  “This new human-centric exhibit will be another terrific addition that will create dramatic and educational experiences using artistry and some of the most modern museum exhibit techniques.”

The RSM will remain open to visitors throughout the construction process, but will limit the amount of space available to visitors on the second floor with the last third of the upstairs being closed off until the new exhibit opens.  Guests will be guided around the closed off area on the second floor with signage and floor stickers that will allow for single-flow passage way with enough room to safely socially distance from other guests.

“The HOME exhibit will inspire the same sort of awe and wonder the Royal Saskatchewan Museum inspired in people when we unveiled Scotty and the CN T.rex Gallery,” Royal Saskatchewan Museum Director Peter Menzies said.  “The ‘wow factor’ is going to be enormous when we unveil this new exhibit in the Spring of 2022.”

As per current Saskatchewan Health Authority COVID-19 restrictions, occupancy of the RSM is limited to 30 people.  Visitors are asked to check the RSM website to stay apprised of changes and updated safety protocols.

To follow along with the creation of "HOME: Life in the Anthropocene" or to learn more about the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's programming and world class research, visit https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/, Facebook (@Royal.Saskatchewan.Museum), Twitter (@royalsaskmuseum), Instagram (@RoyalSaskMuseum), and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/royalsaskmuseum.

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