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1 Global Art Forum Building Museums Presentation by Gail Dexter Lord, President Lord Cultural Resources Doha, Qatar March 2009

2 2 The Purpose Built Museum

3 3 The Museum of Islamic Art What makes it so brilliant? Guiding Vision Collection Architecture Exhibition design Dedicated leadership Focus on learning

4 4 What are museums for? Preservation of the creations of nature and humanity Research & interpretation Life long learning Pleasure Prestige & diplomacy

5 5 Why are museums important today? Preservation Anchors for knowledge generation Creativity & community development Cultural tourism Life long learning Urban development

6 6 How are museums changing? More visitors New museum types Access to collections Reassertion of national identities in a globalized world Spectacular visitor experiences Strong museum brands Global partnerships Web museums/Virtual exhibitions

7 7 Museum Districts

8 8 USA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Museum Cluster

9 9 ASIA West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong Cultural districts

10 10 Urban Regeneration & Development

11 From the New York Times, 1999

12 12 EUROPE Guggenheim, Bilbao Urban Regeneration/Development

13 13 USA Denver Art Museum, Colorado Denver Art Museum Urban Regeneration/Development

14 14 EUROPE The Lowry, Salford, UK © The Lowry Urban Regeneration/Development

15 15 Idea Museums

16 16 CANADA Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg Idea Museum

17 17 Cultural Catalysts

18 18 ASIA King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture, Saudi Arabia Cultural Catalysts

19 19 How do we plan museums to support these changes? Management Planning Marketing ArchitectureDesign MUSEUM PLANNING

20 Administration planning, policy, procedures, personnel, Finances, institutional relations Assets Collections Buildings & grounds Equipment Documentation Conservation Security Programs Research Exhibition Interpretation Education Extension Marketing Organization of Museum Functions

21 UK Survey %United States Survey % Curatorial and exhibition Public (except exhibit)77 Library23 Security1413 Administrative19 Building Occupancy1817 Other98.5 Total100 Planning for Collections Management Cost of Museum Functions

22 Visitor Analysis £/$ Implementation Institutional Context Programs Evaluation Collections Analysis Market Analysis Institutional Plan The Museum’s Needs Staff Space Facilities Museum Planning Process - Overview

23 Zone A 20% Zone B 40% Zone C 20% Zone D 20% NORMATIVE SPACE DISTRIBUTION BY ZONE ZONING APPROACH TO PLANNING

24 Circulation Path: Artefacts and Works of Art Curatorial Examination Rooms Loading Bay Shipping- Receiving Security Booth Crating- Uncrating Documentation Office Photo Studio Dark room Store Isolation- Holding Fumigation Crate Store Collection Store Conservation Lab Transit Store Exhibit Prep. Clean Work- Shop Exhibit Prep. Dirty Work- Shop Artefact or Work of Art Crate Non-Public Collections Public Collections Permanent Collection Galleries Temporary or Art Exhibition Galleries

25 25 Visitor Flow

26 Cafe Donor/VIP Lounge Museum Store Retail Office Stock Discovery Gallery Group Staging Area Art/Demo Studio Seminar Rooms Garbage Bins Food Store Kitchen Reception Room Tickets Vestibule First Aid Washrooms/Inf ant Care Cloakroom Library Theater Group Entrance Orientation Gallery Permanent Collection Exhibition Galleries Temporary Exhibition Gallery Theater Support Areas Group or Theater Entrance (?) A. Public Non-Collection Zone B. Public Collection Zone C. Non-Public Non-Collection Zone Non-Collection Delivery Access Public Access and Circulation (Not to Scale) Public Elevators and Stairs Main Lobby Assembly Area Main Public Entrance Event Support Kitech Non-Collection Delivery Access

27 27 EUROPE Tate Modern, London Visitor Centered Museum

28 Capital Budget

29 29 Building Museums of the Future


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