Planning Successful Museum Building Projects

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Rowman Altamira, Feb 16, 2009 - Business & Economics - 260 pages
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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 project's 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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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Planning and Organizingfor Success
11
Chapter 3 Roles Responsibilitiesand Building the Team
29
Exhibits Collections and Educational Programs
47
Chapter 5 Hiring Your Design and Construction Teams
59
Predesign Design Construction and Closeout
69
Chapter 7 Physical Framework Defining What You Will Build
105
Chapter 8 Financial Planning and Cost Management
155
APPENDIXES
247
Appendix A
249
Appendix B
250
Appendix C
251
Appendix D
252
Appendix E
253
Appendix F
255
Glossary
257

Chapter 9 The Capital Campaign
173
Chapter 10 Communications Strategies
193
Chapter 11 Operations
205
Chapter 12 Evaluation
235
Selected Bibliography
263
Index
273
About the Authors
287
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Walter L. Crimm is a planner and architect with thirty years of experience; he directs the Cultural Design Group at Ewing Cole in Philadelphia. Martha Morris is associate professor of museum studies at The George Washington University. She has served as program chair of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums' Building Museums symposium since its inception. L. Carole Wharton is the former president of the Society for College and University Planning and has extensive background in facilities planning and construction, budgeting, finance, and strategic planning.

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