New Zealand Dominion Museum building
|New Zealand Dominion Museum|
The former Dominion Museum
|Former names||National Museum|
|Location||Buckle street, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Current tenants||Massey University|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Gummer and Ford|
The New Zealand Dominion Museum building was completed in 1936, and is located on Buckle Street in Wellington next to the National War Memorial. The building originally housed the National Museum, the National Art Gallery of New Zealand and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. It currently houses part of the Massey University Wellington Campus.
Prior to 1913, the Dominion Museum was known as the Colonial Museum. The Colonial Museum was originally housed in a small wooden building behind what is now the New Zealand Parliament Buildings. In 1930, the National Art Gallery and Dominion Museum Act 1930 established a board of trustees, leading to the building on Buckle street. The building housed the Dominion Museum, the National Art Gallery of New Zealand and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts (who had sold their land and donated the proceeds to the new organisation on the provision that they would be accommodated).
In 1972, an act of Parliament updated the Dominion Museum's name to the National Museum.
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