One of the country's most prestigious art collections looks set to be put on display in Christchurch.
A proposal has been unveiled by the Canterbury Museum for New Zealand's first contemporary house museum on the corner of Rolleston Ave and Worcester Blvd.
The proposed site is worth $5 million and is currently home to a council-owned carpark and temporary public toilets.
The museum would house over 100 private collections of New Zealand art, sculpture, antiques and furniture owned by the Ravenscar Trust.
Public consultation with residents, nearby property owners and other relevant parties for the $13 million building will begin tomorrow, and if all goes to plan construction will start next year.