In this session, you will hear about important lessons learned during recent construction projects at large and small, rural, urban and University Museums around the country. These lessons involve many areas of the museum including facilities, security, life safety, collections care and conservation. The panel will discuss the need for inclusive programmatic planning, the importance of departmental collaboration, and the nuts and bolts of managing construction issues during the construction period itself, from ground breaking to punch list. Representatives from museums and private industry will share these often difficult lessons learned, offer solutions to common problems faced and solicit feedback from audience members.

Facilities Management track generously supported by MGAC


  • Michael Kirchner


  • William Powers
  • Mark Peterson
  • Christopher Provan
  • Cynthia Bettison