Building Museums 2009

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Schedule of events

Thursday, February 26: “Vision”
Location: National Building Museum

Workshops: Nuts and Bolts of Museum Construction: Tools for Planning Successful Building Projects • Facility Projects: Planning, Funding and Financing Strategies • Finding the Right Balance: Conceptual Planning for a New Museum Keynote Talk: • Nancy Kolb, Please Touch Museum

Ask the Experts: The Financial “Marketing” of Your Museum Project • Planning Collections Space • What the owner needs to know during construction? • Keys To A Successful Museum Store Design

Tours: Lincoln Cottage • National Building Museum

Breakout Sessions: Step by Step A Journey to Successful Museum Design • Hancock Shaker Village: A Sustainable Master Plan • You’ve Made the Decision to Build a New Museum, Now What? • Green Before You Build: Steps to Take Now While you Plan for the Future Plenary Session: • Inspired Fundraising: Transforming the Art Museum of Western Virginia (Taubman Museum of Art)

Evening: The first BUILDY AWARD presentation and reception

Friday, February 27: “Implementation”
Location: NEWSEUM

Plenary Sessions: Discover the New Campaign: Case Study of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco • Bond Financing for Large museums: California Academy of Sciences and St Louis Art Museum • What Works and What Doesn’t: Lessons from Reopening the National Museum of American History

Breakout Sessions: Burchfield Penny Museum: Community Partnership and Green Design • Conflict or Harmony: Caring for your Customers during Construction: RISD and Addison Gallery of Art • Architecture and Landscape Design: Queens Botanical Garden Visitor Center and New York Hall of Science • Alaska Museum of the North: Making the Museum an Attraction Realization of an Education Studio at the National Gallery of Art • Managing Finances of Mid-Sized Museum Projects • Creative Strategies for Successful Project Mangaement: Colonial Williamsburg museums • Visitor Center Projects : Lincoln Cottage, Capital Visitor Center, and Strawbery Banke Museum

Tours: The Sound of the the Newseum • Ford’s Theater Renovation • New Smithsonian Collections and Support Center [Pennsy Drive]


Evening: Reception at newly renovated National Museum of American History

Saturday, February 28: “Sustainability: Life After Opening”
Location: American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Plenary Session: • Life After Opening: Secrets of Success

Breakout Sessions: Red Flags: What Can Go Wrong? • The First Year: Mars Education Center, Ft. Ticonderoga • Achieving Impact and Stability: Two Small Museum Case Studies

More Roundtables and Ask the Experts: Keys To A Successful Museum Store Design • Marketing for Sustained Success • Capital Campaign Planning • The Financial “Marketing” of Your Museum Project

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