16 June 2011 – Thanks to the efforts of M. Yves Micheli, permanent resident of Providenciales, the Turks & Caicos National Museum is pleased to announce the receipt of a $40,000 grant from Fondation AGENA, Lichtenstein, for the Capital Campaign in support of a new museum campus in the Village at Grace Bay, Providenciales. The Museum is acquiring 2.6 acres of property in the Village for the new facility as well as for an outdoor exhibit area. A ground-breaking is scheduled for November 23, 2011, which will mark the Museum’s 20th anniversary.
M. Micheli stated “This is a contribution that I am proud to have obtained for the future Museum in this country that I love, and where I have been residing happily for many years.”
L-R: Jeff Lee, Kenrick Walters, Stan Hartling
Mr. Kenrick Walters of Bordier International Bank and Trust represented M. Micheli for the formal presentation of the check. On hand to receive the donation were Mr. Stan Hartling, Trustee of the Museum and Mr. Jeff Lee, JAL Consultants, architect for the new building and member of the Museum’s Development Committee.
Fondation AGENA was presented an artist rendition by Messers Hartling and Lee. Kenrick Walters accepted the artist sketch on behalf of the M. Micheli and the Fondation.
The event was held at the offices of Bordier International Bank and Trust and was covered by the media. The public responses received have been overwhelmingly positive. For more information about the Museum or to support the Capital Campaign, please contact Dr. Donald H Keith, chairman of the Board of Trustees.