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Non-Conference Attendees Registration for Tours, Workshops, and Events for Building Museums Symposium

  • 27 Feb 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 28 Feb 2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Various Locations in NYC


  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 |1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO is the institution’s new 3,200 square foot satellite museum in Brooklyn Bridge Park on the banks of the East River between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The construction project transformed a raw warehouse space in historic Empire Stores into a contemporary museum-quality gallery dedicated to engaging Park visitors with the story of the Brooklyn Waterfront. Join museum leadership and the project team on a tour of the new DUMBO space, and learn all about what went into this complex and challenging historic reuse.
    Note: Pre-registration is required; fee: $20.00. Transportation will NOT be provided. Directions will be provided to registrants.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 |11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Museums and cultural organizations, that are building projects within the next five years, are exploring new types of engagements such as creative incubators designed to enhance outreach and programming. Inspired by the successful NEW INC creative incubator, at the New Museum, this interactive workshop will help institutions generate ideas and plans. A NEW INC administrator, mentor, and mentee will lead museum, architectural, and strategic planning participants through explorations of processes, promises, and pitfalls of planning and managing creative incubator projects. Speakers will share real-world experiences that will provide attendees with both comprehensive understandings of creative incubators and actionable plans for development.

    Note: Pre-registration is required; fee $50.00.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    Join the staff of Edison Price Lighting on a tour of their factory in nearby Long Island City. View how their systems illuminate art by hearing about gallery lighting techniques and walking through their onsite gallery. Attendees will learn more about integrating advanced technologies, like real-time lighting monitoring and beacon communication into the museum experience. Guests will be welcomed to the factory with lunch and the visit will conclude with a tour of
    the factory.

    Note: Pre-registration is required; fee: $20.00. Update to Note: Transportation WILL be provided to attendees of this tour only courtesy of Edison Price Lighting. The bus will depart from the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge promptly at 11:00 AM. The bus will return to the hotel after the tour at approximately 3:30 PM.
  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 8:30 am–4:30 pm
    Location: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, specific room TBD

    Attend this day of discussion, conversation, networking, and inquiry at the New York Marriott with a group of your peers. A multidisciplinary group, including museum planners, architects, engineers, exhibit designers, and general contractors will take you through the museum-building process—from inception to construction. Lunch will be provided. AIA continuing education credits are available.
  • Join a special behind-the-scenes preview of the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island at the Statue of Liberty National Monument, one of the America’s most iconic and visited monuments managed by the U.S. National Park Service.

    Explore the new 26,000-square-foot museum building project led by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. The museum is designed by architecture firm FXCollaborative and exhibits created by experience design firm ESI Design, and access the museum’s new vista and green roof for never-before-seen views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline. The structure is being built by Phelps Construction Group and the owner’s representatives are SBI Consultants.

    The tour will be led by Stephen Briganti, President and CEO of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, John Piltzecker, Superintendent, Statue of Liberty National Monument, National Park Service, Nicholas Garrison, Partner and Project Designer at FXCollaborative, and museum designers from ESI Design who will discuss the design, construction, funding, and operational challenges of this remarkable project.

    As this is a preview of the museum that will open in May, 2019, regretfully photos and recording devices will not be permitted during the interior portions of the tour.

    Tour details
    Ferry check-in: 9:00am; Ferry Departs: 9:30am SHARP
    Check-in location: Statue Cruises Departure (entrance to security tent by Castle Clinton) in Battery Park (Directions HERE)
    Please bring an official Photo I.D. that matches the name you registered with.
    This tour is weather dependent.
    Tour length: 60 mins, with option to stay longer if desired.
    Ferry return to Manhattan: 11:15am, 11:55am
  • Must be accepted as a Building Museums Volunteer before registering. Please contact with questions.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | TIME 2-4 PM

    Join a tour of Weeksville, an African-American heritage site in Brooklyn, New York. This tour will encompass both historic and new buildings at Weeksville Heritage Center. The 4 remaining houses of this freedmen’s village were rediscovered in the 1960s.

    With extensive neighborhood and city support, the houses were acquired, restored and opened to the public. To make this history accessible to the public, a one-acre campus extension and a new LEED Gold visitors’ building were built to include offices, galleries, multi-purpose rooms, and a resource center needed to support a wide range of cultural and visitor enrichment activities. The tour will be led by architects Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson.

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This registration page is ONLY for those not planning to attend Building Museums Symposium. All others can add events, tours, and workshops via their conference registration.

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