The thirty-year-old building’s roof and insulation had become so damaged that the artwork had to be removed to protect it from water damage due to leaks.
Andrea Csapláros, director of the Savaria County Municipal Museum, said that the reconstruction was made possible by the EU’s Operational Program for Spatial and Urban Development (TOP).
The two-story building with 2,000 square meters will receive new insulation, windows, and doors, along with a new second-floor exhibition hall and museum shop. The space will also benefit from a brand new lighting system along with the latest in digital and IT tools to enable visitors to learn about exhibits via their smartphones and tablets.
The building also houses a conference room, restoration workshops, children’s workspace, and a 10,000-volume library.