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Better, But Honest Enough? The 2018 Building Museums Symposium in Philadelphia

Walt Crim reflects on the recent Building Museums Symposium in Philadelphia. The Symposium featured sessions with voices across the museum (CFO, facilities staff, exhibit directors and design professionals for instance) discussing how projects were conceived and executed.  There was more of the backstory than the outcome photographs describing the years of work by museum staff before the design ever begins.  If there is a single takeaway – plan, re-plan and check the plan.  Budget, re-budget and check the budget.  Then make sure the outcomes are still worth it. 

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About Walt

Walt Crimm

Program Planning & Implementation

Walt Crimm works with art, history and natural history museums and archives to guide development of space for capital projects ...

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The Role of the Museum Store

Most Museum shops are often an afterthought - you know you need one but do what do you want it to do and how is it going to work?

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About Chris

Chris Visconti

Retail & ADA Consultant

Christopher A Visconti has been building branded, environments for the Retail, Hospitality, and Entertainment industries for over 20 years. Chris ...

So, You Want to Build a Museum

If you haven’t worked in the museum or visitor attraction industry before, you are what I like to call a “civic entrepreneur” – you are undergoing a massive project (no matter how big or small) that needs careful planning, a creative team, and attention to details you never could have imagined. 

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About Carolynne

Carolynne Harris

Museum Consultant

Carolynne Harris is a museum planner and industry specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Throughout ...

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Museum Planning