Engage with Your Post-Capital Project Future: “If you knew now what you’ll know then...”


Janet L. Gallimore, Executive Director, Idaho State Historic Society/Idaho State Museum
Sarah George, Ph.D., Executive Director, Natural History Museum of Utah
Bart Shively, Vice President, MATT Construction


Scot Jaffe, Director, Facilities and Operations, Oakland Museum of California


  • Business & Administration

Most museum leaders have limited experience with capital projects, yet they find themselves in design and planning meetings making decisions that will impact their institutions for decades. This presentation will help leaders and staff understand the ramifications of various early decisions regarding such things as the cost of operations, staffing, sustainability, revenue generation, and programmatic flexibility so that they can balance these impacts with the up-front cost of alternative design, mechanical, or material choices.