10/21/2011 09:33 EDT | Updated 12/21/2011 05:12 EST

Firm chosen to study costs, benefits of larger Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

HALIFAX - A consulting firm has been chosen to study the costs and benefits of building a larger facility for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax.

Ontario-based Lord Cultural Resources has won the bid to conduct the feasibility study beginning Monday.

It will look into the cost of designing, constructing and managing a new gallery, as well as forecasting operating costs and revenue potential.

The cost of the $120,000 study will be covered by the federal and provincial governments and the gallery.

Lord Cultural Resources will work with several Nova Scotia companies on the study, which is expected to be done by early spring.