Built during the 1960s, RiverBrink Art Museum needed a retrofit to become accessible to all. To achieve this purpose as quickly and efficiently as possible, complete accessibility to all three floors of the museum was divided into two phases:
Phase One – construction of a ramp and landing pad complemented by concrete parking pad for offloading wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Automatic door through side entrance. Door widening from reception into main exhibition spaces on main floor. Electronic accessibility through technology to enable all visitors accessibility to entire collection and to view exhibitions on upper and lower floors.
Phase Two – installation of an elevator which would allow physical accessibility to all three floors.
Phase One is well under way. The ramp, parking pad, automatic door and door widening are scheduled to be completed by May 18th, in anticipation of the museum’s annual free admission Victoria Day Weekend Event. Electronic accessibility to the upper and lower floors will be phased in over the summer.
Riverbrink is grateful to the many volunteers and individual donors, without whom this project would not have been made possible.
RiverBrink would like to acknowledge and thank the following funders who have generously provided financial support: