Through a series of case studies you will learn how museums re-defined their entrances and their institutions as they underwent master plans, renovations and additions. In Museum expansions and renovations, the careful disposition of the entrance/exit is most critical. Second only to the landscape and spaces leading up to it, the entrance has a significant impact on the visitor’s first experience. The location, presence and materiality of the entrance has the capacity to transform the identity of the museum, its relationship to the city, and the curation of entry and exit. Less obviously, the re-location of a front door often opens up new possibilities for gallery arrangements and itineraries physically distant from the entrance itself.

Facilities Management track generously supported by MGAC


  • Russell Panczenko


  • Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer
  • Robert Portnoff