Digital Photograph: Earthquake Damage to Lyttelton Historical Museum on Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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25 Feb 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing damage to the Lyttelton Historical Museum on the corner of Gladstone Quay and Donald Street. The photograph shows bracing and safety fencing installed after the September 2010 earthquakes.
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Closed after the September 2010 earthquakes, the Lyttelton Museum building suffered serious damage in the 22 February 2011 Earthquake. The Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Air Force Museum designed a plan to remove significant and at risk collection items from the building for safe storage. A second salvage plan to remove as much as possible of the collection was made more urgent by the 14 June 2011 earthquakes. In September 2011 the building was demolished and the Lyttelton Museum’s collection placed in safe storage at the Cultural Collections Recovery Centre based at the Air Force Museum, while plans are made for a new building.
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Gladstone Quay; Donald Street
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