The Museum of Dufferin (MoD), formerly known as the Dufferin County Museum & Archives, opened at its current location, 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, in 1994. The MoD facility was purpose-built as a museum, and their vision is to have a space that allows all people who visit to engage in unexpected experiences in the cultural centre of community life. The style of an Ontario bank-barn was chosen to reflect the rural and agricultural heritage of the region.
RITESTART completed the construction of a new exhibit within the MoD showcasing Cornflower Glass. The project included:
1) A complex millwork design integrated with LED lighting;
2) Framing and drywall;
3) Engineered glass guardrails; and
4) New floor finishes. Custom exhibit cases and state-of-the-art lighting were used to show off the intricate details of the glass.
The exhibition also features interactive displays, historic photographs of the Dufferin community, funky advertising materials, and of course some of the rarest, most colourful and unique Cornflower Glass.
The facility remained open and active during construction, but the second floor/the area where work was carried out stayed closed to the public while it was completed. Various aspects of the work had been altered over the course of the project resulting in numerous changes involving long lead items. Despite these delays and complications, RITESTART ensured the exhibit was completed in advance of the grand opening.
Lebel & Boulaine acted as the consultant on this project, and provided the following reference:
“Ritestart Ltd. was very responsive and transparent in their dealings with us. They provided suggestions for more efficient/economical solutions where available and completed the work to a high standard of finish. It was clear that they were invested in creating a high-quality project and took great pride in their work. Where issues arose, they were quickly addressed.” – Luc Boulaine, Lebel & Boulaine