The federal government is giving $3 million in funding to the Remai Modern, which the art gallery noted it will use to “function to its potential.”
“Large gallery spaces with specialized display and art handling features are necessary for us to present international touring exhibitions,” said Gregory Burke, Remai Modern executive director and CEO.
He added the money will also go toward equipment such as vault systems, which will allow the museum to protect its collection and help attract significant art loans.
Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale was on hand for the announcement in Saskatoon Wednesday.
Ottawa’s latest contribution comes from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. In total, the federal government has provided more than $16 million to the project.
After numerous construction delays, it’s still not known when the Remai will open.