February 10, 2015
March 22-24: Building Museums 2015, Boston MA, USA
In its eleventh year, the Building Museums® symposium brings together museum leaders, architects, planners, project managers, technical experts and all those who plan or implement new construction, renovation, or expansion projects for museums.
The 2015 symposium will actively engage participants in session and discussions about the process, promise, and pitfalls of museum building projects. The program will include expert presenters leading panel discussions, keynote addresses, behind-the-scenes tours, and workshops. In attendance will be representatives from a wide variety of building programs including small historic sites, mid-sized art museums, and large history, art and science museums.
The symposium is organized under three inter-related themes: Vision, Implementation, and Sustainability (or Life after Opening) . The content of each day will reflect these themes across a broad range of museum sizes and scales, budgets, scope of building projects, disciplines, and collecting vs. non-collecting institutions.
Building Museums® is an annual international symposium created, produced and managed by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums [MAAM] but is open to everyone with an interest in this important topic.
Attending the symposium will provide you the opportunity to:
Better understand the process of planning, implementing, and surviving new construction, renovation, or expansion projects. Examine case studies, current trends, topical issues, and specific projects related to building projects across a broad range of museum sizes and scales, budgets, scope of building projects, diversity of disciplines, and collecting vs. non-collections-holding institutions
Actively discuss museum building projects with other museum professionals, architects, planners, project managers, and technical experts to better inform the process of building
Access resources for architectural firms, consultants, museum projects, and museum leaders through the Building Museums Resource Guide.
Registration for the symposium is open now.