$1 m needed for museum

Officials at the Natural History Museum need more than $ 1 million to refurbish the world-renowned structure, according to Museum Director, Dr Moira FitzPatrick.

She said that while they had received some donations to upgrade parts of the museum, they faced a shortfall to finish the exercise.

“The solution to the problem is going to be costly, and estimated at well over a $1 million, and therefore we will need help from overseas,” FitzPatrick told The Zimbabwean.

She added that the museum had approached Arts, Culture and Sports Minister, David Coltart to raise the necessary money.

“Failing to raise the required amount would be a disaster for the museum as ultimately it could face collapse,” she said.

The Museum of Natural History, which houses over 75 000 specimens, is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere.

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