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Museum announces $14.5 million upgrade to Hall of Northwest Coast Indians

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is undertaking a $14.5 million renovation of its Hall of Northwest Coast Indians.

The museum will work with tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada on the project. Representatives of Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Tlingit communities took part in an announcement on Monday.

“We are excited to refresh and enrich the museum’s first hall and first cultural gallery,” president Ellen V. Futter said in a news post. “We are particularly gratified to be working with First Nations communities, deepening the museum’s collaboration with indigenous communities as we prepare to update and enliven the gallery’s exhibits and presentations.”

Work is expected to be complete in 2020, which coincides with the museum's 150th anniversary.

Read More on the Story:
American Museum of Natural History to update oldest hall (The Associated Press September 25, 2017)
PHOTOS: Look Behind the Scenes at AMNH's Northwest Coast Hall Restoration (DNAInfo September 25, 2017)
Multimillion-dollar project to update, restore and conserve historic hall at American Natural History Museum (The Globe and Mail September 25, 2017)