Museum in blue

04:00, Jul 24 2013
Southland Times photo
Southland Museum in Invercargill.

The Invercargill City Council appears to have made a bit of a blue.

The council agreed to light up the Southland Museum and Art Gallery blue last night, to celebrate the birth of Prince William and Kate's royal son.

However, when The Southland Times visited the museum at 6pm the museum was such a light blue it was barely visible.

A light shining towards the museum had a blue filter on it, but its impact on the museum was minimal.

Council parks officer Robin Pagan said a staff member had reported back to him that the museum was ''awash with a light blue'', however he hadn't seen it himself, because he wasn't allowed out at night, he joked.

He had received no other comments about the museum's colour, he said, which suggests people had not flocked to the building in their droves following the royal birth.

He would look into the matter. If it was decided the museum building was not blue enough, a second blue filter would be put on the light shining onto the museum, he said.

''Obviously it wasn't something we wanted to spend a lot of money on.''

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