Quake exhibit to move

by Anonymous Author

Selwyn residents are being encouraged to visit Canterbury Museum’s exhibition marking the region’s earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 before it moves to a new venue.

Quake City, the museum’s special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes, closes in Cashel Mall on June 25.

Acting Museum Director, Jennifer Storer, said the exhibition, designed and curated by Canterbury Museum, includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the top of the Christchurch Cathedral spire.

She said visitors to the city are still very keen to learn about the earthquakes and to understand the impact on the Canterbury community. “We’ve welcomed more than 190,000 visitors to Quake City since opening. Based on current visitor numbers there was a very strong case to continue the exhibition elsewhere when the lease expired in Cashel Mall.”

Ms Storer said the exhibition will be updated during its move to reflect the city’s rebuild which has occurred in the last few years, and will reopen in a new venue on the corner of Durham Street and Armagh Street in late August.