Perhaps your museum's archives have run out of space, or its public programs have outgrown their facility. Perhaps a generous donor or an energetic campaign has provided the funding for a renovation, a new wing, or a new building. Whatever the circumstances, small and midsized museums can find themselves taking on a construction project. But those responsible for seeing that it's done right—board members, museum professionals, and skilled museum volunteers—are seldom experienced in the high-stakes world of construction management.This handbook outlines the processes and explains the complexities of renovating and building facilities. It highlights what issues to consider and what questions to ask; it outlines steps from needs assessment and project planning to design development, budgeting, construction, and, finally, settling into the new space; it provides the vocabulary and framework for the specific challenges of museum construction.?Written by staff members at the Minnesota Historical Society who have consulted on scores of building projects, this volume helps museum professionals and volunteers understand the construction process to achieve their goals in a time of tight budgets.. Here are the detailed information about Building Museums: A Handbook for Small and Midsize Organizations as your reference.
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Excellent guide - 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.Excellent guide By Ruth Strassler Pertinent for small museums. There is little on this subject so this is valuable resource. It is practical, usable. Wish it had been available at the beginning of our project.
Finally, a building guide for small museums - 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.Finally, a building guide for small museums By Janice Klein Drawing on their years of experience with small and mid-sized museums in Minnesota, the authors of Building Museums provide a step-by-step guide to museum building projects. It is especially important for smaller museums where there are limited resources, both of money and manpower, and the existing staff and board members need to become "experts on museum buildings". The book lays out in clear non-specialist terms everything that needs to be done, from assembling a Building Committee to developing a budget to working with architects and contractors to surviving the actual construction process and moving into a new (or newly renovated) space. Of particular value is the chapter on Museum Environment, which lays out the specific needs of a museum (as opposed to any other type of building) including environmental and security issues. This chapter is a must-read for any architect or engineer that wants to work with a museum.
practical guide for museums contemplating expansion or renovation - 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.practical guide for museums contemplating expansion or renovation By CP I work at a historic society/museum with hopes of expansion; this book is currently sitting in a prime desktop location and has been tremendously helpful as we dream about the future. This user-friendly, straight-forward guide is a handy tool for those of us who work or volunteer in museums but lack formal facilities management or construction experience. We still have a few years to go before we're ready for a full-out capital campaign and addition, but it's already proven itself handy as a general reference as we get our building ducks in a row. I've also recommended it to board members who have questions about what an expansion involves.