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

Presenter(s): 

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

Moderator: 

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

Track: 

  • Business

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 session 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.