The design concept by Burlington-based, Chamberlain Architect Services Limited, will produce a world-class signature facility that will provide quality spaces for gallery displays, interactive programming, archival storage and community outreach, in a park-like setting created by a green roof with pathways, plantings and terraces.
Host Blockbuster Exhibits
The new facility will be built to National Museum Standards that will allow us to host national and international blockbuster exhibits from museums such as the Royal Ontario Museum and British Museum.
Showcase Our History
The increased exhibition space will provide an opportunity to present a comprehensive overview of the history of Burlington, highlighting our collection of over 25,000 historically significant treasures that have been locked away in storage.
Our new preparation and storage facilities will ensure that we preserve and protect our heritage for future generations to come. It will also allow us to accept new donations and provide centralized archival storage of artefacts held by local heritage groups and organizations such as the Burlington Rotary, Sound of Music and Burlington Teen Tour Band.
The new design features a 14,000 square foot expansion that reflects the architectural integrity of the Brant House. All of the museographical display and public areas will be on one level with the entrance at street grade. This will provide barrier-free access and allow for continuity and flexibility of exhibitions. The current Brant House would be utilized for administrative and other non-public functions.
“As a member of the heritage community of Burlington, we believe the renovation and expansion of the Joseph Brant Museum will not only add to the development of the city’s waterfront, but more importantly provide an important educational tool to our Citizens with respect to our heritage and a tourism attraction to our visitors.”
Burlington Historical Society