Together, we are undertaking a momentous task. But it is one full of excitement and opportunity. Join us.
HBMAG is a progressive and innovative institution. It is able to comment on social history in a provocative way without alienating traditional audiences. Over the last few years HBMAG has developed a reputation for excellence with high-quality, well-designed exhibitions that combine art and museum collections with film or performances in the Century Theatre. In this way a full and complete cultural experience is on offer. It is these exhibitions other larger museums enviously request to host – their way of recognising our expertise.
Redevelopment will mean upgrading the building to match the wealth within. We owe it to the collections to create a fitting home to take HBMAG into the future.
Since its inception, the Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery has been a dwelling place for New Zealand social history where every aspect of our culture has been collected, expressed and shared. The beautiful, the practical, the eclectic, the romantic – the objects and icons of our everyday selves alongside the treasures and triumphs of us at our very best.
The creation of an iconic landmark
Redevelopment of the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery gives us all an opportunity to be part of something great: the creation of an iconic landmark, the construction of a fitting home for our social history, and the building of a community asset we can all be proud of.
This is a true collaboration between the community, architects, designers and artists, the Napier City Council and the staff of HBMAG.
Mayor of Napier
A collaborative effort
The redevelopment of HBMAG is only possible through the foresight of our astute political leaders, the committed expertise of our staff, the generosity of financial contributors, the skills of the architects, designers and artists involved from the very first drawing, and most of all, the commitment of the community.
Thank you for joining us in building a deserving home for all the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery has to offer.
Douglas Lloyd Jenkins
This project is a collaboration between the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery that owns the buildings and the Hawke's Bay Cultural Trust, which owns the collections on behalf of the community.