February 27, 2019
Building Museums Symposium 2019
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. Join Maria Piacente, Vice President, Exhibitions & Events with Lord Cultural Resources, where she will attend the session "360° Perspective: Planning and Implementing the New Tennessee State Museum". See details below.
360° Perspective: Planning and Implementing the New Tennessee State Museum
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
The new Tennessee State Museum opened on October 4, 2018. Once the master plan was approved and funding secured, the new Museum was completed in three years. This session will provide attendees with tools for implementing a building project, adaptive leadership strategies, and discovering interpretive strategies in the design of history exhibitions. Panelists will outline the bumps along the way and offer lessons on how the project opened on time just a hair over budget. Attendees will also learn about this incredible cultural institution and will learn from the project team’s experiences in planning, pre-design/construction, visitor experience, and leadership.
Moderator: Maria Piacente, MMSt, Vice President, Lord Cultural Resources, Toronto, ON
- Ashley Howell, Executive Director, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN;
- Denise Gallagher, Director of Exhibitions, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN;
- Sheila Barton, AIA, Principal, EOA Architects, Nashville, TN