Beth Barrett, AIA, AANB, a senior associate at Quinn Evans, will be speaking at the upcoming annual conference of the Michigan Museum Association on October 24, 2023, in Flint, Michigan.
Barrett, a distinguished expert in her field, will lead an engaging and thought-provoking session titled "Creating Connections Through History in Action." Alongside co-speakers Valerie Marvin, Capitol Historian & Curator, and Barbra Thumudo, Assistant Director of Facility Operations & Event Coordinator, both from the Michigan State Capitol, Barrett will delve into the delicate art of preserving history while fostering modern programming within historically significant sites.
The Conference title is Michigan Museums: Vehicles for Community Engagement, and Barrett's session will explore Quinn Evan's successful collaboration on the new Michigan State Capitol visitors' center, Heritage Hall. Opened last year, Heritage Hall showcases the integration into the site of dynamic new exhibit and orientation spaces that welcome and inspire the community with the story of the building's history and democracy in Michigan.
Barrett captures the essence of the session, stating, "Museums are not static. They are active and evolving spaces. Our experience integrating a variety of program elements at Heritage Hall provides a case study in designing dynamic exhibit and event spaces."
Barrett's presentation will address essential planning criteria and strategies for designing and operating flexible spaces that seamlessly integrate exhibits and events. It promises to be an insightful journey into the dynamic world of preserving history while supporting the contemporary programming of an active working facility, making it a must-attend event at this year's Michigan Museum Association conference. Don't miss the chance to be inspired by a true expert in the field.
For more information on the session, please visit the conference website.