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Redevelopment Plans
The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre (LCSC), formerly the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre,  is a major part of the growing arts and culture scene in Lloydminster. Founded in the 1960s, the LCSC has grown over the years to its current size and scope, and continues to play an important role in the cultural life of Lloydminster and its surrounding region. 

But the time has come for renewal. Built on a low-lying piece of ground with a high water table and poor drainage, one of the Centre’s major components--the Richard Larsen Museum--was closed in 2010, the building's structural integrity and the historical collections within it both under threat. 

There is a silver lining in this unfortunate situation, and in many ways the forced closure of the Larsen building represents a rare opportunity. All cultural institutions must renew themselves periodically as exhibitions grow tired, collections expand, and facilities wear out. What faces the LCSC and the City of Lloydminster at this juncture is the opportunity to undertake a far more extensive renewal process than what might have been possible otherwise, with greater possibility for a truly first-class result than may have been the case had only superficial improvements been necessary. 


Donation Moratorium
The Museum collection is being fully catalogued and carefully packed for movement into secure storage. 

The acquisition of donated items or objects (artifacts) for the Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre (LCSC) has been suspended until further notice. The LCSC will not be accepting any unsolicited artifact donations or offers. This is a temporary moratorium. Please do not bring or mail any unsolicited donations of artifacts to the LCSC. Museum staff cannot accept any items brought in. All such items will be declined. 

The LCSC, like all museums, has a responsibility to maintain the highest possible standards of professional museum practices. A moratorium on the acquisition of artifacts at the LCSC site is the only responsible option while museum re-development plans are being created to establish a new home for the collection. The Centre’s heritage collection is securely in storage.

The Richard Larsen Museum Collection- Closed-
The Richard Larsen Museum Collection contains a large number of objects related to local history. Unfortunately the area of the Centre that contained the collection was built on a low-lying piece of ground with a high water table and poor drainage, and as a result, the collection was at risk of damage. Currently, the entire collection has been moved into a new storage facility and is not presently available to the public. The staff is currently examining options for exhibiting more of these pieces in the future.

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The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre is grateful for the support of  
SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries.
SaskCulture logo HORIZONTAL full co small_thumb.jpg
The Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre is grateful for the support of  
SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries.