Planning Successful Building Projects

Written by: Martha Morris, Carole Wharton and Walt Crimm.

Planning Successful Museum Building Projects, provides comprehensive, practical guidance on planning, financing, implementing, managing and evaluating all kinds of museum construction projects.

In an era of expanded responsibility and constricted funding, museum personnel often need strong practical guidance on the best practices for building projects. The authors of Planning Successful Museum Building Projects discuss the reasons for undertaking building projects (new construction, renovation, expansion), the roles and responsibilities of key players, the importance of a strong vision, and the best methods for selecting architects and construction firms. They also offer in-depth information about budgeting and finance, feasibility studies, capital campaigns, marketing, and communications, as well as advice on how to live through the disorienting process of construction, manage post-opening needs, and evaluate the projects success over time. Planning Successful Museum Building Projects provides all the tools for successfully managing projects from predesign through opening and beyond.


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Guidlines for the Treatment of Historic Furniture

National Park Service Northeast Region’s Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Furnished Interiors in Accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties Northeast Museum Services Center, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior with Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2006

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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