Registration will open on December 14, 2018.

Mark your calendars! Registration for Building Museums will open on Friday, December 14, 2018. Early bird rates will last until February 12, 2019.

Sponsor Building Museums!

Partnering with us gives your organization visibility to a large audience of museum and industry professionals, and also helps us support quality conference content.

By sponsoring Building Museums, you are investing in an educational Symposium that brings museum leaders and industry professionals together from across the US and beyond.

Click here to download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet.

Stay tuned for the official announcement of the 2019 Buildy Award Winner

What is the “BUILDY” Award?

This national award recognizes the most outstanding recent museum building projects. The purpose of the Buildy Award is to increase awareness within the field, and by the public at large, of the value of museums and the need for their ongoing rehabilitation and expansion to serve future generations.

For more information visit our Buildy Award Page here.



Conference Hotel:

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams St

Brooklyn, NY 11201

About the Symposium


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.


This symposium is for architects, museum leaders, planners, project managers, technical experts, and all those who plan or implement new construction, renovation, or expansion projects for museums. Whether your institution is a small historic site under renovation, a mid-sized art museum planning an expansion, or a large children’s museum building a new facility, this symposium is for you.

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.

Want a sneak peak into Building Museums? Check out last year’s final program by clicking the blue button below.

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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