MAAM’s Annual Building Museums Symposium

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November 7, 2013 - 5:00 pm CFP Deadline


 An annual symposium on the mysteries, pitfalls, and rewards of planning and managing museum building projects.

2015 Call For Session Proposals.pdf

Sponsorship Opportunities

Buildy Award Call for Nominations

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.