Planning Successful Museum Building Projects

ISBN-10: 0759111871
ISBN-13: 9780759111875
Edition: 2009
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 2/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Figures
Preface
Introduction
Trends in Museum Building
What Are the Drivers?
What Are the Risks?
Design Trends for Museums
Does Your Size Matter?
Where Do You Begin?
Planning and Organizing for Success
Getting Started
The Need for Planning
Strategic Planning: Introduction and Overview
Implementing and Ensuring a Successful Planning Process
In Summary
Framework for Success
Roles, Responsibilities and Building the Team
Board Readiness: Morphing from Business as Usual to Full Battle Mode
The Project Steering Committee
Working Groups of the Steering Committee
Selecting Project Team Members
In Summary
The Heart of the Museum: Exhibits, Collections, and Educational Programs
Intellectual Framework
Visitor Experience and Audiences
Exhibition Planning
Collections Planning
Education Program
Linking Programs to Building Planning
In Summary
Hiring Your Design and Construction Teams
The Design Teams for the Building and Exhibits
Hiring the Construction Team
Not Enough Staff for the Tasks
In Summary
Project Management: Predesign, Design, Construction, and Closeout
Terminology
Phases and Deliverables of a Project
Managing Decisions
Managing Costs
Managing Schedules
Selecting a Construction Phase Methodology
Bid and Construction Phase Management
Completing Construction and Closing Out Your Project
In Summary
Physical Framework: Defining What You Will Build
Chapter Organization
Building Project Vision Statement
Setting Criteria
Sustainability
Codes and Stipulated Regulations
Existing Site and Facility Assessment
Site and Room Definition Sheets
Functional Relationships
Phasing or Closing Down
Finishing Your Basis of Design Report
Design Phases Work Products
In Summary
Financial Planning and Cost Management
Importance of a Business Plan
Developing Your Business Plan
Planning and Managing Project Financing
Operating Budget Requirements
Where Can We Get the Money?
How Will We Ensure Good Management of the Money?
In Summary
The Capital Campaign
The Feasibility Study
Ethics of Giving and Receiving
Campaign Planning and Implementation
Sources of Funding
In Summary
Communications Strategies
Planning for Communications
Components of a Communications Plan
Brand Marketing and Communications
In Summary
Operations
Preconstruction Decisions
Impact of Closing a Museum during Construction
Impact of Remaining Open during Construction
Operations Planning
Plan Implementation during Construction
Staff Considerations
Moving In and Opening Up
In Summary
Evaluation
Measuring Performance
Who Cares about Performance?
How Do You Measure Success?
An Ongoing Evaluation Process
In Summary
AFinalWord
Strategic Planning Worksheet Example
Design Team: Table of Contents for a Request for Qualifications
Design Team: Table of Contents for a Request for Proposal
Construction Team: Table of Contents for a Request for Qualifications
Construction Manager: Sample Interview Questions
Types of Museum Spaces
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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