Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Royal Alberta Museum 'bursting at its seams'
The Royal Alberta Museum has unveiled architectural plans for a major facelift that will kick off with a new $200-million wing.

The wing will be built at the southwest corner of the Edmonton museum. At 250,000 square feet, it will house new galleries and create 300 underground parking spaces.

Museum director Bruce McGillvray said Friday the museum, built in 1967, is "bursting at its seams" with 10 million objects documenting Alberta's history.