According to Malcolm Parry in the Vancouver Sun today the Museum of Vancouver on Kits Point will be converting its adjoining 200-car FREE parking lot into a PAID parking lot starting February 1st.
In the article, Parry interviews Museum of Vancouver CEO Nancy Noble about her growth plans for the 115 year-old Vancouver landmark.
Yearly visitors have reportedly risen from 40,000 to 75,000 since 2006. Her five-year target is 150,000 visitors and an annual budget doubled to $4 million, with governments contributing less than today’s 70 per cent of it. That will entail increasing sponsorship, donations, memberships and on-and off-site sales.
Announcement of a $5-to-$10-million founding endowment should come later this year, with a related foundation charged to eventually generate $500,000 to $1 million yearly.
There’s also the 200-stall parking lot adjoining the museum, H.R. Mac-Millan Space Centre and Vancouver Academy of Music. That’ll switch from free to paid operation Feb. 1, thereby matching the nearby Maritime Museum.
Last modified: January 21, 2010