“The design and construction of the Mary Grigor Centre, a newly constructed archival and interpretive centre located within the Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct at Glass House Mountains, was recognised with a Gold Award at the prestigious National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards last week.
Funded by council’s Heritage Levy, the Mary Grigor Centre received the gold award within the Agency Conservation category which was open to government agencies and government organisations for programs and projects that demonstrated excellence in planning, conservation, interpretation and promotion of heritage.
This project demonstrates best practice in planning excellence and innovation in conservation of a museum quality archival collection. The purpose-built centre provides an enhanced visitor experience offering 24/7 climate control archival storage for the paper and textile collections, work space for the Friends of Bankfoot House, visitor and interpretative space and public amenities.
The heritage listed Bankfoot House is the oldest surviving building in the Glass House Mountains district and holds a significant collection of approximately 6000 pieces, telling the story of a pioneering working family over three generations” (Quoted from Sunshine Coast Regional Council CEO)