The Call for Sessions for Building Museums™ 2019 is Now Open!

We are actively seeking session proposals that discuss museum projects of interest to small to medium-sized institutions.

Session proposals should address one or more of the following topics:

  • Leadership roles in museum building projects
  • Strategic and master planning
  • Budget and business planning
  • The visitor experience
  • Collections care and facility design
  • Design and pre-construction processes
  • Architect and contractor selection
  • Fundraising
  • Project communication – both internal and external
  • Dealing with existing infrastructure and historic preservation
  • Sustainable design
  • Challenges during “life after opening”

We’re looking for sessions that provide a clear and focused discussion of a specific project, bring a diverse range of participants to the table to exchange views, and can stimulate questions and conversations among the attendees.

The best-received and most informative sessions actively engage the participants and share “real world” experiences in the development of museum building projects.

How do I submit a proposal?
Please read the attached call to learn more about the contents required to submit a proposal. Sessions should include no more than 4 speakers and one of those speakers must be a museum professional.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is 5:00PM EST on Friday, September 21, 2018. Submit proposals in PDF form to

Download the call for sessions here: 2019_Building_Museums_Symposium_Call_for_Sessions.docx

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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