Welcome to Museum Expansion Workshop

We bring together museum professionals to master the process of planning for change and growth.

Museum Expansion Workshop

About Us

Founded in 2019 by Paul Rosenblatt (Founder of Springboard Design), the Museum Expansion Workshop is a learning community for museum leaders –administrators, board members, and facility managers–to bring together people, experience, lessons, and insights all in one place–with tools especially developed to help museums plan expansions and renovations more efficiently, accurately, and cost-effectively.

The Museum Expansion Workshop is your community. Explore the community's assets and utilize and add to features from topics to events, groups, classes, and more to make it work for you and your museum or related cultural organization.

No matter who you are in the museum world, the Museum Expansion Workshop is your place for museum building planning ideas and information, ready to welcome you and help take you to the next level in your planning for facility growth and change.

Why Join Us?

Join the Museum Expansion Workshop to meet and exchange with museum leaders like you in a trusted peer-to-peer community around topics like:

  • Budgets and Costs
  • Building Code and Zoning Issues
  • Space Program Development
  • Construction Pitfalls
  • Scheduling
  • Contractor Selection
  • … and much more!

We are privileged to work within one of the most exciting and important communities in the country, the museum community. We believe that discussing, debating, and sharing our knowledge and best practices for planning and building is important to growing our capacity and effectiveness as museum leaders and realizing the missions of our institutions.

"Learn and share your knowledge and experiences with our museum community."

The most important thing we can do as members of this unique community is help each other by interacting and sharing our skills and knowledge. Together we can improve our we serve not only our own communities but also the of our colleagues around the world.

Who Is the Museum Expansion Workshop for?

This community is designed to provide ideas, strategies, techniques, and tools to help museum leaders - administrators, board members, and facility managers, especially - make planning the expansion, renovation, or reorganization of their existing facilities more efficient, more affordable, and fundamentally more effective

To achieve this lofty goal, we will lead and facilitate debate, discussion, discourse around practical ideas and output from some of the best thinkers, practitioners, and thought leaders in the museum profession. If you are one of them, we want you to get involved and help this community thrive.

Museum professionals and those interacting in an academic or professional capacity with them are encouraged to join this community by clicking on the blue Join button above.

All members who join are deemed to consent to our terms and conditions, and are willing to join our data records.

"I created the Museum Expansion Workshop to fill the need for a place focused on the issues museums face when they are contemplating physical growth, change, or reorganization." 

— Paul Rosenblatt, Museum Expansion Workshop Founder and Professional Architect

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