The making of a museum

The making of a museum

Many factors go into making a display case, and in a larger sense, a museum installation – the available budget, the technical features requested, the dimensions of the necessary pieces and the aesthetics. 

The active participation by all of the museum’s departments in carrying out the project makes for a fruitful result. There are the curators who define how the installation should communicate. They also coordinate the cultural aspects inherent in the exhibition space. The conservation team establishes the correct parameters for preventing damage to the works. The project managers oversee budget limits and make sure schedules are followed during the overall project. Then there are the maintenance and security managers. And working along with all of these people are the builder and the engineering design manager whose experience enables them to find innovative solutions that lead to new possibilities for making sure the finished product meets the museum’s objectives for the project.