Diamond finish long-term investment at WPCC

IT HAS been almost seven years since the doors slid open for the first time to reveal the much-anticipated interior of the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC).

Manager Andrew Glassop said the doors will close again for a month to allow tradesmen to refinish the entire floor space.

Mr Glassop said throughout the years the floors have seen close to 40,000 pairs of feet and countless exhibits.

"There are areas in the gallery where the floor is falling apart, it's really bad," he said. "We'll also take the opportunity to fix up minor damage that's appearing on a lot of the joints."

The floors will be refinished with a diamond polish, which the manager said would be an investment in the future.

He explained the technique is very hard and will make the floor resilient to regular wear and tear for a long time.

"Other than a mop and a scrub, we shouldn't have to do anything to it again for ten or fifteen years," Mr Glassop said.

"We will be closed for over a month, it will take us a long time to take down exhibitions, move temporary walls and crating up touring exhibitions again," he said.

"We'll even be dismantling a part of the museum space along with a couple of showcases with hold the indigenous material as well as moving the wagon."

The gallery and museum wil be closed from January 28 and re-open on March 2.

lisa.minner@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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